Delivery is the strategy.

Built in the spirit of America's top tech startups, 18F is a team of top-notch designers, developers, and product specialists inside the General Services Administration, headquartered at 18 and F streets in Washington, D.C. 18F is a civic consultancy for the government, inside the government, enabling agencies to rapidly deploy tools and services that are easy to use, cost efficient, and reusable.

We are transforming government from the inside out, creating cultural change by working with teams inside agencies who want to create great services for the public.

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Delivery is at the heart of what we do. Our team of designers and developers work to transform government services by building world-class software products and raise standards of software development throughout the government. Learn more about our products by visiting our dashboard and you can find more information about our standards and capabilities through our guides.

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Our Consulting team helps federal agencies deliver successful digital services by using proven, modern approaches to your work such as human-centered design, lean startup, and agile development. As consultants, we're your partners: rolling-up our sleeves right alongside you to solve the biggest challenges facing your agency. From developing agile acquisition strategies to evaluating opportunities to improving your digital initiatives, our team sets you up for success.

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We are looking for candidates passionate about our mission, with top notch software development, design, content, and operations skills to match. The majority of our team is distributed across the country, in places like Chicago, New York, Raleigh, Tucson, Austin, Dayton, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, and Portland.

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On Friday, author and designer Dan Brown gave a talk at 18F. “Stop fighting, start designing,” centered around the design process and inherent conflict therein.

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I recently spent time helping with one of our internal frustrations — how members of 18F track how we spend our time. Ultimately, we opted to try rolling our own simple solution using Django: Tock.

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Dan Brown, co-founder of D.C.-based design firm EightShapes and author of Communicating Design and Designing Together, has spent years studying how and why conflict arises in the workplace, its centrality to good design, the differences between healthy and unhealthy conflict, and more. Dan will be speaking at 18F on Friday, May 22 at 1:30 PM.

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