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Ad Hoc wins place on the HHS Software Integration and Frontend Technology BPA

April 26, 2024

We are incredibly pleased to be selected for this blanket purchase agreement, as it will allow us to continue supporting the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Ad Hoc named a USA Today 2024 Top Workplace

March 20, 2024

USA Today has named Ad Hoc as one of their Top Workplaces USA for 2024.

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Ad Hoc named a WordPress VIP partner

November 01, 2023

As part of our mission to help organizations deliver people-centered digital services, Ad Hoc is excited to announce we’re now a WordPress Silver Agency VIP partner.

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Funding: The essential ingredient to successful digital modernization

October 30, 2023

Adequate funding is key to helping teams redesign government services to be more efficient and user-friendly. Read this blog post to learn why funding is so important and how agencies like the Department of Labor are using it in their digital modernization efforts to upgrade critical public benefits.

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Ad Hoc joins IronArch Technology to launch Peregrine Digital Services, a new joint venture built to help the government better serve people

October 24, 2023

Through Peregrine, Ad Hoc and IronArch will have the ability to build on our years of experience supporting agencies as they modernize their platforms while providing better services to the public.

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Ad Hoc achieves CMMI-DEV Level 3

August 03, 2023

Ad Hoc is proud to announce that we’ve been appraised at level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) - Development

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Ad Hoc named a Washington Post 2023 Top Workplace

June 16, 2023

The Washington Post has named Ad Hoc as one of their Top Workplaces for 2023 in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Introducing Ad Hoc’s Groundwork Delivery Platform

June 12, 2023

Government agencies are increasingly looking to innovate in ways that can help them quickly deliver high-quality, secure digital services to the public. But they often face challenges in building and deploying their user-facing applications efficiently.

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Ad Hoc co-founders named finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year award

May 15, 2023

Recently, Ad Hoc’s co-founders, CEO Greg Gershman and CTO Paul Smith, were named among the Mid-Atlantic finalists for EY’s 37th annual Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

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Eleanor Desai named WashingtonExec 2023 Chief Officer Awards finalist

April 06, 2023

One of Ad Hoc’s core values is to cultivate great teams. We’ve brought together people from across the country who want to focus their time and talents helping our customers provide positive, efficient experiences for the public they serve.

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Achieving greater impact for Veterans with the Veterans Experience Center

March 15, 2023

Veterans have always played a critical role in how we research and help design products for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Veteran community.

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Ad Hoc acquires Cascades Technologies, LLC

June 14, 2022

Today, Ad Hoc closed a deal to acquire Cascades Technologies, LLC, a federal IT company with decades of experience providing critical IT services to a broad range of federal agencies.

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Introducing the Ad Hoc Product Field Guide

April 25, 2022

With this guide, agencies can start moving from a project management mindset to a product-based approach to delivering services that enable them to better serve the public.

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Ad Hoc joins team on USDA Forest Service BPA to support modernization

December 02, 2021

Ad Hoc will be responsible for providing human-centered design (HCD) and research capabilities to this partnership. HCD and research are both areas of expertise for Ad Hoc.

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Ad Hoc continues to support CMS Hospital Quality Reporting

September 07, 2021

Ad Hoc and our prime contract partner, Bellese Technologies, won a contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to support the Hospital Quality Reporting 2.0 task order.

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Ad Hoc achieves three ISO certifications

June 24, 2021

Ad Hoc is proud to announce that we’re now certified for three internationally recognized standards in quality management, information technology service management, and information security management.

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Ad Hoc awarded contract to support GSA Fleet Platform Modernization

May 27, 2021

Ad Hoc, as part of a team led by prime contractor Karsun Solutions, has been awarded a contract to support a pivotal modernization project for the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Advanced Fleet Platform.

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Ad Hoc wins contract to support Head Start data platform

February 15, 2021

Ad Hoc is proud to have been awarded a contract from the Office of Head Start to help them build a modern data system that will allow the program to better serve more than a million children across the U.S every year.

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Ad Hoc, Fearless, and Ellumen win contract to continue support of Blue Button 2.0

June 09, 2020

The Blue Button 2.0 program is a pivotal part of the move towards a more interoperable healthcare system that will give people more control over their healthcare data.

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Ad Hoc statement on Black lives matter

June 01, 2020

We at Ad Hoc denounce police violence, intimidation, and oppression, which is antithetical to a free, equitable democracy.

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Ad Hoc wins contract to continue support of

February 25, 2020

Ad Hoc is honored by CMS’s continued trust in our team, and we’re thrilled to continue putting our team’s skills towards creating an intuitive and reliable experience for people signing up for healthcare.

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Ad Hoc awarded contract to support VA healthcare modernization

November 05, 2019

Ad Hoc, as part of a team led by prime contractor Liberty IT Solutions, LLC (Liberty), has been awarded a contract to support a critical Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare modernization project.

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Ad Hoc wins contracts to continue support of Veteran digital services

August 28, 2019

Recently, Ad Hoc and our prime contractor partners at Oddball and GovernmentCIO won two contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs to support the VA’s Veteran-Facing Services Applications and Platform programs.

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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. This year, we want to do more.

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Three Ad Hoc-supported projects win FedHealthIT awards

June 11, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services won for their work on the Beneficiary Claims Data API and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace Cloud Migration, while the Department of Veterans Affairs won for Lighthouse, their API program.

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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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Come see Ad Hoc at the Code for America Summit 2019!

April 18, 2019

On May 29 - 31, a contingent of the Ad Hoc team will be traveling to Oakland, CA for the 2019 Code for America summit where we’ll be running a hands-on workshop.

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Ad Hoc receives Contractor of the Year award

November 13, 2018

The awards recognize leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence among contractors, executives, and program partners in the Greater Washington, DC, area.

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Ad Hoc begins work on MACFin

November 09, 2018

In late September, Ad Hoc began work on the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Financial System, otherwise known as MACFin. MACFin is part of a broader initiative to modernize federal Medicaid IT systems.

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November 01, 2018

Over the past five years, Ad Hoc has played a critical role in the recovery effort for Our efforts embody the core values we hold today: an emphasis on practicality and a focus on the people impacted by our work.

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Jennifer Tress joins Ad Hoc as Talent Director

August 27, 2018

As a company that provides government digital experiences that rival consumer products, our greatest asset is our people, who are skilled in everything from building efficient, scalable software, to lean product methods, to human-centered design.

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Award: CMS Medicare Coverage Tools

July 09, 2018

Recently Ad Hoc was awarded a task order from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Medicare Coverage Tools. The program centers around developing a replacement for the current Medicare Plan Finder.

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Greg Gershman at Code for America Summit on reshaping the government technology ecosystem

June 01, 2018

Yesterday, co-founder and CEO Greg Gershman spoke at the Code for America Summit for a session on Reshaping the Government Technology Ecosystem and what was needed to effect real, sustained change at scale.

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Ad Hoc at the Code for America Summit 2018

May 29, 2018

Hang out with Ad Hoc at this year’s Code for America Summit in Oakland, May 30 - June 1, 2018. Here’s some of the talks we’re excited about.

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Ad Hoc at RevTechX - California’s digital revolution conference

May 16, 2018

Ad Hoc CEO and co-founder Greg Gershman will speak today at a session called, From Disaster to Operational Success.

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Ad Hoc at 2018 Health Datapalooza

April 26, 2018

This morning marks the start of 2018 Health Datapalooza, “the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice”.

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Trends at HIMSS 2018: Giving people control of their data

April 04, 2018

It’s clear that data, and making it available and usable, is an acute challenge facing the industry.

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Launch: VA appeals transparency tool

March 27, 2018

Ad Hoc helped our clients at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S Digital Service launch an improved Appeals Status tool to increase transparency and enable Veterans to track the progress of their benefits claims appeals.

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The launch of the Quality Payment Program website

March 11, 2018

Today marks a milestone for our Quality Payment Program Front End Development Services program — the public launch of the submission system for clinicians in the Quality Payment Program.

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Quality Payment Program at HIMSS18

March 07, 2018

There’s lots of great sessions and resources at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition around the Quality Payment Program. Ad Hoc is the prime contractor on the Quality Payment Program Front End Development Services project.

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CMS launches Blue Button 2.0 at HIMSS18

March 06, 2018

Today, Administrator Seema Verma of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services announced the launch of Blue Button 2.0. Ad Hoc is working on this project with our [prime contractor partner Fearless Tech.

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Ad Hoc at HIMSS 2018

March 05, 2018

Ad Hoc at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, which “brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation and collaboration to help uncover the promise of health information and technology.”

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Ad Hoc sponsors Code for America Summit

February 13, 2018

We’re looking forward to meeting with potential teammates and hearing from a great speaker lineup of leaders in the field of government digital services.

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Ad Hoc partners with Fearless on CMS Blue Button

February 12, 2018

Ad Hoc is supporting our partner, Fearless, to make Blue Button even more useful to more people. Blue Button is one of the earliest modern examples of creating government technology that empowers people to make decisions based on data.

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Ad Hoc at the ISM Conference

October 24, 2017

ISM is the largest health & human services technology event dedicated to improving the delivery of health and human services programs.

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Guest lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design

October 06, 2017

Ad Hoc Creative Director Danny Chapman recently guest lectured at a Civic Design class at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Ad Hoc and DHS FLASH

July 26, 2017

In November 2016, Ad Hoc was one of small group of companies selected as awardees on the Department of Homeland Security’s FLASH (FLexible Agile Support for the Homeland) contract.

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Ad Hoc and the State of California

June 19, 2017

Ad Hoc is actively seeking partners and team members in California, especially in the capital, Sacramento. We’re looking to hiring software engineers, designers, and product management professionals for all sorts of positions.

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Current state of Ad Hoc

May 24, 2017

As a follow-up to our report on our Retreat, here is a quick update on the current state of Ad Hoc.

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Ad Hoc begins user experience research work on Hospital Quality Reporting Project

April 10, 2017

Ad Hoc is providing the User Experience Research team, four professionals responsible for conducting all research.

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Introducing Cohorts

March 13, 2017

Today marks the launch of Cohorts, a service of Ad Hoc that allows us to conduct incisive research with groups of relevant people to make government digital services work better for all.

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South by Ad Hoc

February 27, 2017

The SXSW Interactive Festival begins tomorrow in Austin, TX, and three Ad Hoc staff will be there. Greg Gershman, Leanna Sharkey, and Dan O’Neil

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Digital collaboration at the VA - Federal News Radio

February 27, 2017

Ad Hoc CEO and Founder Greg Gershman and our partners discuss the large-scale collaboration that’s necessary to solve the many issues with “funneling 500 Department of Veterans’ Affairs websites into one portal.”

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls

November 02, 2016

At our Code for America session, staff shared their paths in civic tech, tools and practices for stakeholder communications, and challenges and opportunities for small tech companies in government contracting.

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Dan X O’Neil keynotes the White House Open Data Summit

September 26, 2016

What it all comes down to in the open data movement, like pretty much anything else in life, is love.

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Presentation at Web Content Mavens Meetup on content-driven user experiences

September 22, 2016

Tonight, Ad Hoc User Experience Research Manager Laura Ellena gave a presentation at the Web Content Mavens meetup in Washington, D.C. called MavenMini - Content-Driven User Experiences.

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Ad Hoc awarded CMS contract under the ADELE-QRI BPA

September 16, 2016

Today, Ad Hoc was one of six companies to receive a prime contract award under the Agile Delivery to Execute Legislative Endeavors for Quality Related Initiatives Blanket Purchasing Agreement from CMS.

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Paul Smith at Chi Hack Night

August 26, 2016

Ad Hoc Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder Paul Smith spoke tonight to Chi Hack Night, Chicago’s weekly event to build, share & learn about civic tech.

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VA awards contract to Ad Hoc

May 04, 2016

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of a contract to a team of technology vendors led by Ad Hoc LLC, to design, develop, and operate

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The rescue

February 09, 2016

In the days following the initial launch of, Greg Gershman and Paul Smith, who would eventually go on to found Ad Hoc, joined a group gathered to rescue the site.

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April 07, 2015

Creating a new way for Veterans to get the services they need.

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Patient Evaluations

April 07, 2015

Faced with a growing backlog of claims, we built a new, flexible solution that helps VA medical examiners do what they do best — help patients get the care they need.

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