Today the GSA Inspector General (IG) issued a report that identified areas for improvement, and we are thankful for their oversight. We have made many improvements over the last few months to address the issues outlined in this report and will take all additional actions necessary.
Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their review of 18F and the U.S. Digital Service and our work to transform federal digital services. We appreciate GAO’s review of 18F’s important work and mission.
We've always been open about our code, but we decided to experiment with being open with our project management as well. We've opened up the Trello board for a project we're working on with the Environmental Protection Agency to the public, and the results have been fantastic.
In May 2014, President Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) into law. Once implemented, the DATA Act will make it easier to understand how the federal government spends money.
18F Consulting recommends agile development for several reasons, including agile’s emphasis on user needs, continuous integration, and rapid adaptation to changed circumstances. But there is another important reason we recommend agile: its focus on transparency.
Today, 18F joins the Departments of the Interior and State at General Assembly DC to and the progress we made together in shedding light on public data. The event starts at noon and if you can’t attend, follow on Twitter where 18F teammate Nick Bristow will be live tweeting the event.