Office of Products and Programs

Office of Product and Programs (OPP) helps agencies improve delivery of information and services to the public. Our five primary portfolio areas align with larger administration priorities, including:

Secure Cloud Portfolio

Our focus is to help agencies move securely to the cloud.

Public Experience Portfolio

Our goal is to unify, improve, and standardize the experience the public has while interacting with the federal government.

  • USAGov – The USAGov platform connects people with government information more than 700 million times a year through our websites (USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov), social media, publications, email, and phone calls to the USAGov Contact Center.
  • Labs.USA.govLabs is a test bed to create, test, refine and deploy new functionality for cross-agency and agency-agnostic content and services.
  • U.S. Web Design System – These standards are common user interface components and visual styles for U.S. government websites.

Data Services Portfolio

Our aim is to empower the public with better access to government information and resources. We also provide agencies with analytics and data management capabilities to make better decisions and improve service to the public.

  • Data.govData.gov is the hub for federal agencies to maintain public listings of all of their data sets, enabling open access for citizens, entrepreneurs, researchers and others.
  • Digital Analytics Program (DAP) – We offer advanced web analytics to help federal agencies determine what content is most effective when communicating with the public online.
  • Api.data.govApi.data.gov is a free application programming interface management service which aims to make it easier for agencies to release and manage APIs.

Innovation Portfolio

We support initiatives that invite participation and fresh perspectives from stakeholders to innovate and help solve problems across government. By coordinating innovation opportunities and encouraging more ambitious applications of such approaches, we foster networks and communities of contributors who share skills and collaborate on projects that support agency missions.

  • Challenge.govChallenge.gov is an open innovation hub with a federal listing of challenge competitions where the U.S. government seeks innovative solutions from the public. One hundred agencies have run more than 825 challenges in the federal government since Challenge.gov launched in 2010, yielding results and solutions in vital efforts as diverse as national security and public health.
  • CitizenScience.govCitizenScience.gov is designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across government by providing a searchable catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist with designing and maintaining projects, and a gateway to a federal community of practice to share best practices.

Smarter IT Delivery Portfolio

We provide federal agencies with common technology components that are modular, interoperable and secure.

  • Search.govSearch.gov is a search solution for government websites.
  • Code.gov Code.gov is a catalog of open source code from across the federal government. Code is searchable by agency and intended use, encouraging sharing and cost and time savings.

Free/Low-Cost Tools

In addition to the five main portfolios above, OPP also offers many other free and low-cost tools to U.S. government agencies:

  • Communities of Practice – Communities of government practitioners, with a focus on digital; includes social, mobile, customer experience and more. The MobileGov community sponsors the Federal CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program, the Structured and Open Content Models Working Group, as well as offers programming through webinars and in-person events.
  • Federal CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program – A free service provided for federal agencies by federal agencies. We do compatibility testing (determining how mobile websites display on the multiple makes and models of devices, operating systems, and mobile browsers) for mobile websites that agencies think are mobile-friendly.
  • DigitalGov University (DGU) – Training events to help agencies build and accelerate digital capacity
  • DigitalGov.gov – Platform to help agencies provide digital services and information for the public
  • Terms of Service – Federal-friendly terms of use agreements for free software tools
  • U.S. Digital Registry – Authoritative inventory of official government social media and public-facing collaboration accounts, mobile websites and apps

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