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Ad Hoc statement on Black lives matter

June 01, 2020

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

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Becoming stewards of the social infrastructure

May 03, 2019

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As an organization committed to improving social infrastructure, we must also put our research, design, product, and engineering skills to work on all aspects of public service delivery.

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Decommissioning Cohorts

February 13, 2019

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Cohorts is Ad Hoc’s custom-built user research participant management application. Cohorts has been used at some point by nearly every research team at Ad Hoc, however, we’ve run up against Cohorts’ limits.

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Ad Hoc’s UX Principles

January 17, 2019

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Over the course of 2018, the UX team at Ad Hoc refined our principles. Because a new year is always a great time to reflect on what’s important, we’re sharing our principles here.

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Jennifer Tress joins Ad Hoc as Talent Director

August 27, 2018

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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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The Ad Hoc Government Digital Services Playbook

May 24, 2018

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The Ad Hoc Government Digital Services Playbook compiles what we have learned from four years of delivering digital services for government clients.

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CMS launches Blue Button 2.0 at HIMSS18

March 06, 2018

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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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Needed: Full stack software developer for short-term, high-impact project in Sacramento

July 03, 2017

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Ad Hoc is looking for two Frontend Web Developers for a project in Sacramento, CA to help the California Department of Motor Vehicles create a new driver license / ID card program.

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Current state of Ad Hoc

May 25, 2017

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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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Introducing Cohorts

March 13, 2017

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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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Digital collaboration at the VA - Federal News Radio

February 27, 2017

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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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The HealthCare.gov rescue

February 09, 2016

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In the days following the initial launch of HealthCare.gov, 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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