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Obama’s Agile Startup 18F Has Shrunk By Half Under Trump

The U.S. Digital Service continues to recruit new members amid concerns that the Trump administration will cut back on Obama’s startup-like efforts. The government IT fix-it shop 18F had a headcount of around 300 when Trump took office, and now has less than 150, according to a report from Fedscoop. The startup-like group, housed within the General Services Administration, was founded in 2014 to help government agencies use “agile” software development strategies to build more efficient operations and exert more control over their work with outside vendors.
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