This spring, with Excella’s help, the Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released their first official mobile application. The Civics Test Study Tools app is available to both iOS and Android users. The app, which expands on content from the innovative myUSCIS website, helps aspiring US citizens study for the civics […]
Summer is almost here! Let’s celebrate by checking out this month’s tech events. Check out our list of upcoming events this month in the DC metro area. 10th Annual InnovateIT Awards Sponsored by: AFCEA, Bethesda Chapter Thursday, June 1st 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM Washington, DC Catalytic Leadership Sponsored by: Agile Leadership Network, DC Metro Area […]
Some places in the world the phrase “citizen services” might elicit a small yawn. But here in DC, it is – quite literally – a reason to get up in the morning. That is precisely how I found myself in the basement of the W Hotel at 6:30 AM on a Wednesday morning with some […]
The American Council for Technology (ACT) and Industry Advisory Council (IAC), collectively known as ACT-IAC, released a white paper in October aimed at helping the Federal Government address the challenges associated with modernizing legacy systems. To provide a sense of the scale of the modernization need and why ACT-IAC tackled this issue, according to the paper, “Of […]
Halloween might be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop! Check out our list of upcoming tech events this month in the DC metro area. Design for Action 2015 Sponsored by: Action Design Network Monday, November 2 Washington, D.C. Spinning Stories the Agile Way Sponsored by: DC Scrum User Group Monday, November 2 6 – […]
The TechFAR Handbook is produced by the U.S. Digital Services, a part of the Executive Branch, and supports the Digital Services Playbook. The Digital Service Playbook defines best practices for delivering digital solutions in the Federal government, including the need for revision to the procurement process to get better services in the government.
I’m not alone in saying, last week’s sold-out GoodGovUX kick off event was a successful first step toward realizing the mission of: “Driv[ing] the adoption of a common set of UX best practices within the government agency and government contracting communities.”
Earlier this year, the U.S. Digital Services created the Digital Services Playbook – the “what” of best practices for delivering digital solutions in the Federal government. The U.S. Digital Services is part of the Executive Branch and was created to help improve technology initiatives within the Federal Government. Why was it needed? Well, for starters […]
On October 21, we joined more than 500 attendees, volunteers, and speakers at the 5th annual AgileDC conference. Taking place at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, the conference was an opportunity for Agile experts to share ways to improve delivery and quality of IT products by taking an iterative, incremental approach. Read on […]
This week, Excella Principal Consultant and Training Lead Richard Cheng spoke with Federal Tech Talk host John Gilroy about Agile software development and where it fits in both the federal and commercial sectors.