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The 21st Century IDEA Act Playbook Part 2: Search, security, and serving users

August 21, 2019

Welcome to part 2 of Ad Hoc’s playbook of strategies and insights from the ground for agencies looking to implement the 21st Century IDEA Act.

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The 21st Century IDEA Act Playbook Part 1: Accessibility, appearance, and overlap

August 15, 2019

Reading the IDEA Act, I saw much of how Ad Hoc works with our customers on external-facing government digital services. I thought it would be helpful to share our experience in implementing these kinds of digital services.

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Defining digital services and what they mean for product teams

August 14, 2019

We don’t have a shared definition for what that government digital service means. This post offers one perspective by outlining how we think about digital services at Ad Hoc and how these ideas relate to our product practice.

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Ad Hoc proudly sponsors the Write/Speak/Code conference

August 12, 2019

Ad Hoc is a proud sponsor of Write/Speak/Code and their mission to support technologists of marginalized genders.

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Expanding the possible with the Find Local Help tool

June 20, 2019

Find Local Help is a tool from Healthcare.gov that connects people to in-person, one-on-one help signing up for health insurance.

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A case for incremental change and accessibility

June 18, 2019

As we consider accessibility, we also need to keep in mind the impact of disruptions, particularly for audiences who rely on predictability and for whom recreating their accommodations can be a painful process.

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Prototyping the Ad Hoc Hotel & Casino

June 13, 2019

We used this scenario to introduce people to the human-centered, service-design-rooted processes we employ to understand a problem, learn quickly, and adjust.

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Three Ad Hoc-supported projects win FedHealthIT awards

June 11, 2019

Three federal health projects supported by Ad Hoc won Innovation Awards from FedHealthIT

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Product management at Ad Hoc

May 31, 2019

At Ad Hoc, we define product management as “the practice of shipping the right things, given business goals, user needs, and constraints.”

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Successful procurements are built on strong relationships

May 30, 2019

My theory is that a more relationship-based approach would better enable the government to have success on technology procurements.

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New services from the Ad Hoc Innovation team

May 23, 2019

Today, we’re excited to announce that Ad Hoc is launching a new set of services from our Innovation team.

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Ad Hoc wins place on Medicare Payment System Modernization BPA

May 17, 2019

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Ad Hoc a place on the Medicare Payment System Modernization (MPSM) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

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