18F

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18F enables and empowers government agencies to design, develop, buy, and deploy
human-centered technological solutions faster and with reduced risk — meeting users’ expectations and urgent mission needs now, not years from now.

We help agencies define their strategy and work towards a solution, from discovery through acquisition. By working side-by-side and coaching on design and procurement best practices, we guide our partner agencies while we build successful projects together and prepare them to continue their modernization efforts into the future.

Government agencies partner with 18F to deliver projects that fulfill their mission, stay within budget, and use leading technology practices. We support projects across government, including here at GSA.

If you’re looking to streamline internal systems, improve a public-facing website, or digitize a process, 18F can work with you to build a product or craft and execute an effective agile acquisition strategy.

Contact us at inquiries18f@gsa.gov, and find out how our technical skills can accelerate your mission delivery. Want to learn more about our current projects? Check out the 18F blog.

Our Mission

To partner with agencies to deliver digital services that instill pride and trust, meet user needs, are secure, and are delivered quickly and at reasonable cost. Through our work with partner agencies, we also aim to strengthen government technology practices in ways that last beyond our formal partnerships.

Our Approach

We effect change by practicing user-centered development, testing to validate hypotheses, shipping often, deploying products in the open, and de-risking contracts through a modular approach. By working shoulder-to-shoulder with our agency partners, and by providing hands-on coaching, we help ensure that our partners can continue to practice these methodologies with both internal teams as well as private sector vendors long after our engagements end.

Learn more on our site and in our 18F Partnership Principles.

Last Reviewed: 2021-02-03