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Improving government services, by design

October 13, 2021

We know that in order to build effective software, we need to understand the service’s current process. That’s where we turn to service design tools and methodologies.

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6 concrete tips on how to keep good people while managing remotely

September 13, 2021

People are quitting their jobs in record numbers across many industries right now. How can we keep folks interested and engaged in their work, specifically in a remote environment?

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When to manage focus in an accessible way

September 09, 2021

Popular JavaScript frameworks and tools can’t tell you when to manage focus. If you’re a product manager, designer, or engineer, properly managing focus so users know where to go is on you.

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Ad Hoc continues to support CMS Hospital Quality Reporting

September 07, 2021

Ad Hoc and our prime contract partner, Bellese Technologies, won a contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to support the Hospital Quality Reporting 2.0 task order.

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Staying ahead of the curve on mobile accessibility

September 01, 2021

We know we need to build digital services holistically and inclusively to make them available to the largest possible number of people, regardless where the compliance bar is set.

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Threat modeling: a journey of hypothetical nuances

August 04, 2021

Threat modeling at Ad Hoc often starts early in the process of designing a system, and can involve product managers as much as it does any of the engineering staff.

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Embarrassingly automatable as the first step of legacy modernization

July 20, 2021

Perhaps it’s time for an equivalent of Maslow’s classic hierarchy of needs, but for legacy modernization projects.

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Ad Hoc achieves three ISO certifications

June 24, 2021

Ad Hoc is proud to announce that we’re now certified for three internationally recognized standards in quality management, information technology service management, and information security management.

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Creating a COVID-19 dashboard to help the VA prioritize their response

June 17, 2021

With support from Ad Hoc and our prime contractor Oddball, the VA quickly built a COVID-19 digital reponse dashboard to help measure the trajectory and success of their COVID-19 digital services.

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A path to transforming the nation’s unemployment insurance systems

June 11, 2021

The time is ripe to rethink how the nation’s unemployment systems, many of which still rely on manual and paper-based processes, can be improved through new technology and approaches.

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The tech debt interest rate

June 02, 2021

Just as interest on financial debt adds to the amount of money that must be repaid, interest on technical debt adds to the amount of code that will need to be revised.

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Ad Hoc awarded contract to support GSA Fleet Platform Modernization

May 27, 2021

Ad Hoc, as part of a team led by prime contractor Karsun Solutions, has been awarded a contract to support a pivotal modernization project for the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Advanced Fleet Platform.

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