18F, the digital technology consulting arm of the General Services Administration, announced a plan to extend its services to assist Federal agencies providing grants to state and local programs.
Normally, 18F provides the Federal government with IT consulting and delivery of software systems.
“Federal agencies already provide millions of dollars each year to fund state and local government technology projects,” said GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth. “Now even more Americans will benefit from the world-class expertise at 18F, while partnering with Federal agencies that provide grants to state and local programs allows GSA to help stretch those dollars even further.”
Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who is familiar with the software and IT struggles of state programs, will lead the State and Local Government Practice.
“Using our Federal agency partnerships to give state and local officials access to 18F’s digital experts and services is a great way to help more citizens and save millions of dollars for taxpayers,” he said. “It just makes sense for everyone.”