he USDS has worked on thirteen major projects involving eleven agencies, and claims to have saved the government many times its $14 million budget. It has charters to place full-blown teams in seven different agencies, with more to come before the end of the year.
18F is an office of federal employees acting as a civic digital consultancy for the government. Because we work on distributed teams so frequently, we’ve developed certain strategies for working well.
“Let’s define ourselves not by how we talk about ourselves or what we build, but by how we support existing efforts and partners in our communities.”