U.S. Digital Service

The White House wants to make civic leave for technologists normal and accessible. Will it take off?

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

It's already happening between major tech companies and government agencies, and the White House says "It's a priority for us."

Matt Cutts gets the official nod for top spot at USDS

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 3 weeks ago

The announcement includes a re-tooling of the leadership structure of the group — the director and deputy director roles will no longer be political.

Can collaboration tools like Slack, HipChat and G Suite help fix government? USDS is betting on it

by Billy Mitchell • 4 weeks ago

FedScoop sat down at the USDS headquarters with a group of members embedded at various agencies who described how they use collaborative tools and why they believe they're so important in modernizing government operations.

VA Digital Service leader Marcy Jacobs on building a more customer-focused VA

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 month ago

"It has to be that everyone here [at the Department of Veterans Affairs] has that customer experience mindset."

Look to USDS for lessons on how to hire technology experts, new report says

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

A new report details seven strategies that, the authors say, can serve to "enhance the technical expertise in government."

Agencies need in-house techies to know how to buy good tech, GAO reiterates

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

There have been strides in improving federal expertise for tech acquisitions, a new report says, but the workforce still "faces skill gaps."

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