On Thursday, April 15, MDI Research Prof. Amy O’Hara joined Mike Gintz and Alex Soble from 18F, an office within the General Services Administration, to discuss the use of technology in communicating federal, state, and local government eligibility rules.
Mike (strategist, designer) and Alex (consulting engineer) work at 18F, an office within the General Services Administration. Federal, state, and local governments can partner with 18F to deliver projects that fulfill their mission, stay within budget, and use leading technology practices. Mike and Alex, via their work on an 18F project called the Eligibility APIs Initiative, explored the possibilities of using open-source code, shared software libraries, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help federal, state, and local governments communicate their eligibility rules more clearly and re-usably. Mike, Alex, and Amy O’Hara discuss this project for this Linkage Seminar Series event. Additional resources and the video can be found below.
- The Eligibility APIs Initiative – contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
- The 10x program, GSA’s incremental investment fund – submit an idea anytime.
- Other useful links:
- 18F’s De-Risking Guide, with state- and federal-specific guidance for building custom software within government
- Login.gov – a government-hosted, secure solution to authenticating users and identity proofing. Now available for state usage!
- 18F can work with states on Agile acquisition consulting; they are currently working with the State of Wisconsin on a path to modernization and have worked with many states on transforming to agile and modernizing legacy systems. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you work with a state and you’d like to explore partnering with 18F.