Government Agency

18F

Formation:

2014

18F is an in-house governmental digital services agency started in 2014 to oversee President Barack Obama’s Presidential Innovation Fellows program. On February 13, 2020, the Government Accountability Office announced 18F’s Primus software would replace the previous digital services software from Pegasystems Inc. used by the Census Bureau due to “scalability issues.” [1] The agency was founded by Jennifer Pahlka, who is also the founder and executive director of left-wing tech-based 501(c)(3) Code For America. [2]

References

  1. Gonzalez, Mike. “Census Tech and #TheResistance.” The Heritage Foundation. March 30th, 2020. https://www.heritage.org/technology/commentary/census-tech-and-theresistance ^
  2. Gonzalez, Mike. “Census Tech and #TheResistance.” The Heritage Foundation. March 30th, 2020. https://www.heritage.org/technology/commentary/census-tech-and-theresistance ^
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