Summer Reading List: USDS Edition

We know. It can be hard to choose between the mystery thriller or the historical fiction. To tide you over as you choose your summer read, catch up with the latest stories on the U.S. Digital Service.

For the ride to the beach:

We joined the a16z Podcast to discuss our latest work, culture, and what it takes to build a network of startups in the federal government. Listen:


A long read, for once you’ve set up your umberella:

Steven Levy sat with our teams at VA and the Department of Defense to learn more about building better digital services for our Veterans, and the federal government’s first bug bounty, Hack the Pentagon. Read:

A shot from Steven Levy’s tour of theUSDS headquarters

And a short read for the procurement fans:

Building a more awesome government requires rethinking not only how we build digital services, but how we buy them. Learn more about the introduction of the TechFar Hub:


Coming up:

Mikey Dickerson, Administrator of The U.S. Digital Service, will join Product Hunt for a live chat on August 16th at 10am PDT. Sign up to join the session:

Matt Cutts from the Defense Digital Service will participate in a Quora Writing Session (a longform AMA) on August 8th starting at 11:30am PST. Submit your quesitons today:


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