Today we take another step forward helping government develop the technology that the public and taxpayers deserve. I'm pleased to announce the creation of GSA's third service, the Technology Transformation Service.
Executive branch agencies of the federal government are required by law to tell vendors if and when they plan on making purchases. The General Services Administration (GSA) was forecasting using a crowded spreadsheet containing dozens of columns and hundreds of rows. 18F helped create a new, open-source tool to display contract forecasting opportunities.
The guide is designed to equip 18F staff with the information they need to quickly and easily request writing and editing help from the Lab, and also to provide our Lab editors with guidance on editing styles and workflows so we can provide a smooth experience for staff who request the Lab’s help.
There are now over 30 of us on the Experience Design team. Often, designers on the same project are not in the same location. Here are some techniques we’ve developed to help us work effectively when we aren’t in the same room or even the same times zone.
“Amanda Weaver’s team at the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General operates like a government think-tank. They write white papers on everything from 3D printing to the Internet of Postal Things. We talked to Amanda about the futuristic things her office is dreaming up for the post office of the future.”