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Unsolicited proposal for a microconsulting services marketplace platform

A preannouncement for an unsolicited proposal to construct a microconsulting services marketplace platform, which we plan to pitch to the entire federal government.

Public domain procurement

Avoiding vendor lock-in situations is just one of many reasons that the government should consider using public domain procurements.

Supplement your team with specific digital expertise through our Microconsulting Services

Not every problem requires a full-blown consulting engagement. Often times, a short burst of work on a specific topic is all that's needed to help propel government managers and teams forward.

The search for mentor-protégé relationships

We're actively looking to establish mentor-protégé relationships with companies interested in joint, ongoing pursuit of digital project opportunities.

Five former Presidential Innovation Fellows and 18F co-founders join Skylight

Announcing the addition of Chris Cairns, Robert Read, John Teeter, Geoff Mulligan, and Kin Lane to the Skylight team.

Reactions to our Agile Share-in-Savings model

Several months ago, we published a blog post series on a concept called Agile Share-in-Savings. We received a number of positive reactions, as well as some worthy counter-arguments.

Software badness quantified

Until a more robust model for measuring technical debt is developed, we suggest using a simple formula for measuring the "badness" of a codebase in order to facilitate system improvement decisions.

Case management: a study in non-traditional economics for government

Case management systems are commonplace and largely overlap. Agencies and vendors should consider innovative models for cooperating with one another in order to reduce duplicative efforts.