Hillary Hartley, the deputy executive director and creative director of GSA’s 18F organization, is leaving in early April, while former 18F co-founder Aaron Snow has found a new home.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly forged ahead with tough new immigration policies, outlined in a pair of memos. Although President Trump hadn’t yet released his revised executive order on immigration and securing the border with Mexico, Kelly widened the number of people potentially subject to detention and deportation. He reiterated the plan to hire another 5,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents.
Aaron Snow’s term at GSA is coming to an end and he announced plans to move to the private sector on Feb. 28.
The General Services Administration’s Inspector General found the digital services group used unapproved software, put applications on the network without the proper authorizations and had an overall lack of management oversight or involvement that let 18F staff members basically do what they want.
Aaron Snow, the executive director of 18F and deputy commissioner of GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, will step down on Oct. 13 and serve as an advisor to the incoming commissioner of the new service.
Phaedera Chrousos, the commissioner of GSA’s new Technology Transformation Service, announced she is leaving July 15.
GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth announced May 3 the creation of the Technology Transformation Service, which brings together 18F, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT).
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services developed myUSCIS, a site that more easily explains the immigration process and provides naturalization resources to users. CIS won the top Igniting Innovation Award from ACT-IAC at a showcase in Washington April 25.
More than a year after agencies first began embedding digital services teams into their organizations, IT leaders are seeing the benefits of adopting a more agile, incremental mentality — rather than bending to old policies and standard protocols.
Greg Godbout is leaving his job as executive director of the General Services Administration’s 18F innovation lab in early April.