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 operate, 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.

our work

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 raising 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.

Learn more about what we're building and how we're doing it.

Our consulting team works alongside other federal agencies as partners. We’re here to roll up our sleeves right alongside you and 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.

Learn more about the ways we can help you at 18F Consulting.

We’re looking for candidates passionate about our mission, with top-notch software development, design, content, and operations skills to match. We’re based in D.C, but our team is distributed all over the country.

Learn more about joining our team.


Posted on .

by Greg Boone

Tagged / useiti / open data / natural resources / proactive federal partner / us interior /

We've been working with the Office of Natural Resource Revenues on implementing the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standard, which includes all kinds of data. One new data point we have this year is the federal production number: The amount of a given resource produced on federal lands.

Continue reading “A look at complex data in USEITI”...

Posted on .

by Nick Brethauer and Colin MacArthur

Tagged / lean / design / agile / how we work /

Here at 18F, several product teams (including CALC, Discovery, and EITI) have been experimenting with a lean product design approach to building software, often called “lean UX.” In a nutshell, it is a set of ideas about design and project management that help us focus not just on what we build, but on the outcomes our tools enable.

Continue reading “How we use a lean approach to product design”...

Posted on .

by Will Slack

Tagged / how we work /

If you or your agency have thought about working with 18F but are unsure of how we work with our partners, we have a new set of guidelines to help you out. The 18F Delivery Partnership Playbook is specifically targeted at federal offices interested in working with 18F to build digital services.

Continue reading “New playbook details what it's like to work with 18F Delivery”...