18F helps agencies move paper processes online, increase data access, save millions of dollars on cloud hosting, and implement new acquisition techniques. 18F is an office of Federal employees, within the General Services Administration (GSA), collaborating with other agencies to fix technical problems, build products, and improve how government serves the public through technology. 18F is part of the Technology Transformation Services, within the Federal Acquisition Service.
The Center of excellence (CoE), a signature White House initiative, were designed by the Office of American Innovation (OAI), and implemented at GSA in October 2017, within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office at GSA. The CoE use IT modernization as a means to improve government services by leveraging private sector innovations.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is housed for administrative purposes in the General Services Administration and all Fellows are hired by the General Services Administration (GSA), and then detailed to agencies. It pairs talented, diverse technologists and innovators with top civil servants and change-makers working at the highest levels of the Federal government to tackle some of the nation’s biggest challenges.
USDS deploys small, responsive groups of designers, engineers, product managers, and bureaucracy specialists to work with and empower civil servants. Like 10x, USDS program live within the Technology Transformation Service (TTS), and is managed by the Office of Products and Programs of the General Services Administration. TTS manages the Digital Services Fund. USDS provides consultation services to Federal agencies on information technology. It seeks to improve and simplify digital service, and to improve Federal websites.
The Subject Matter Expert Qualification Assessments (SME-QA) process introduces subject matter experts (SMEs), in partnership with HR specialists as guides, to create and conduct job related assessments before an applicant is considered qualified. HR specialists protect merit principles and ensure the integrity of the process. This strategy includes Data Science role examples.