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US Gov Civic Technologist & Public Policy Expert in Washington DC. Maker of The Digital Policy Guide & @EOPbot.

Now: US SEC. Before: US SBA, OMB (The White House), USDS at the VA, Sunlight Foundation, etc.

Enthusiastic about Transparency, Civic Tech, Open Data, and Tea. More about me.

Federal Budget Challenges

Mar 15, 2022

One of the main reasons government IT is bad is that it's chronically underfunded and also not funded in the right way. Here's why the Technology Modernization Fund alone is not enough to fix the challenges in the Federal Budget Process.
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Cloud Strategy Guide

Mar 7, 2021

Strategies for successful cloud management and implementation.
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Feb 18, 2021

GSA's identity service is now available to city and state governments! This is literally the biggest and most important govtech news to come out in the last five years!
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Presenting EOPbot

Jan 25, 2021

If you're like me, you may be having trouble keeping up with all the new Executive Orders and OMB Memos that the Biden Administration is putting out. To help, I've created a little bot to look for changes on specific pages of the White House website: @EOPbot!
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Principles for Automation in Government

Dec 20, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotic Processing Automation (RPA), and other related predictive algorithm technologies continue to gain attention. However, at the moment their promises are far greater than the reality, and instead of successes we continue to see the worst of ourselves reflected back.
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Reskilling and Hiring for Technology in Government

Dec 19, 2020

Since the Reagan era, government agencies have outsourced more and more IT tasks to contractors and vendors, under the false promise of reduced risk and increased savings for taxpayers. This effort has lobotomized government by eliminating subject matter experts, reducing its ability to manage change, and as a result has greatly increased — rather than reduced — the risk for Federal agencies.
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Federal IT Policy Recommendations: 2021-2024

Dec 18, 2020

The work improving technology in government through policy initiatives over the last twelve years has been very successful, however there will always be more work that needs to be done. Today, there are several key steps that the Biden Administration could immediately address and work on over the next four years to continue to build trust and drive maturity in technology across government to “Build Back Better” — not just at the Federal level, but state and local as well.
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Hiring and Programming Tests

Dec 11, 2020

I don’t mean to call anyone out, but I want to talk about programming tests in hiring and contracting. Stop doing them.

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Welcome Home

Nov 9, 2020

I see many of my former technology-colleagues now suddenly eager to return to government- or join for the first time- and I’m very excited to work with you all again! That being said, here are a few thoughts from someone who stuck around for the hard parts over the last 4 years.

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