U.S. Digital Service celebrates two-year anniversary



Earlier this month, the United States Digital Service (USDS) celebrated its two-year anniversary, reflecting on successful website redesign efforts such as Vets.gov and myUSCIS.gov. Although it seemed a “daunting” venture at first, the White House tech start-up has succeeded in deploying expert teams to “untangle the most important government services,” which the organization states as its chief mandate.

In its anniversary post, USDS also highlighted the Digital Services Playbook, an outline of thirteen practices for Federal agencies that, when followed in succession, help developers to deliver accessible, easy-to-use websites. These tips include

  • “Understanding what the people need (Play 1),”

  • “Making [websites] simple and intuitive (Play 3)”

  • “Build the service using Agile and iterative practices (Play 4)”

DSFederal has followed Playbook principles on design and development efforts supporting the Department of Health and Human Services, including HealthIT.gov and the Common Data Element Repository (CDER) Library.


Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 
132-56)

STARS II (GS00Q17GWD2228) (For more information, please email our STARS II Program Manager at stars2@dsfederal.com)

Professional Services Schedule (SIN 874-1 & 874-7)

HCaTS  SB (Pool 2)

Other Vehicles:

CMS SPARC (JV)

CIO-SP3 8(a) & CIO-SP3 SB

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI

PSC IDIQ

USAMRIID IDIQ

VA-T4 8(a)

Awards

2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE

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Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (#WOSB2000515)

CMMI-DEV Level 3

CMMI-SVC Level 3

ISO 9001:2015

DCAA-Compliant Accounting System