GSA Envisions 18F Will Be The New Hub Of Digital Innovation

Jason Miller | Federal News Radio | March 19, 2014

The Presidential Innovations Fellows have a new home, and the General Services Administration is building on federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park's vision for the government to act as a lean start-up.

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini today announced the creation of 18F, a digital government program with the goal of accelerating innovation among agencies. The name 18F refers to GSA headquarters building, which is located on 18th and F streets in Washington.

"The mission of 18F is to make the government's digital services simple, effective, and easier to use for the American people," Tangherlini said in a release. "This service delivery program will make GSA the home of the government's digital incubator. By using lessons from our nation's top technology startups, these public service innovators will be able to provide cutting-edge support for our federal partners that reduces cost and improves service."