Solving big problems

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Millions of Americans interact with government services every day. Veterans apply for benefits. Students compare financial aid options. Small business owners seek loans. Too often, outdated tools and complex systems make these interactions cumbersome and frustrating.

Enter the United States Digital Service. We partner leading technologists with dedicated public servants to improve the usability and reliability of our government's most important digital services.

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Our Work

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We’re working with leaders across Veterans Affairs (VA) to build, a simple, easy-to-use site that consolidates information for Veterans. One website — not thousands. launched in November 2015 in beta to provide tools and resources that are easy-to-find and use. Veterans are actively testing the site so we can learn, as we build, what is working for them and what is not. As the site progresses, Veterans will be able to find and access more of what they need in one place.

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Digital Immigration

We’re supporting U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in digitizing the review process for over seven million annual immigration applications and requests. An increasing percentage of the immigration system is now online, including the green card renewal application (I-90), which has a 93% user satisfaction rate. Improvements to software development practices, system architecture, and design make it easier for users to interact with our immigration system.

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College Scorecard

We launched College Scorecard with the Department of Education and 18F to help students make more informed decisions about college selection. Millions of students have already benefited from this data, the most comprehensive and reliable ever published on employment outcomes and success in repaying student loans. By giving developers access to an API, they can create more customized tools to help students find the right school.

By the people. For the people.

Government is not an abstract institution or a concept. Our government is us. Meet a few members of the U.S. Digital Service who have signed on for tours of duty:


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Change lives every day

We need top technologists to serve tours of duty, working on the nation's biggest challenges.

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