On being uncomfortable with writer's block

The etymology of mission

Democracy is an Act

Whatever we feed...

Politics and Punctuated Equilibrium

Regeneration, redux

Time boxing

The Color of Law

The Secret Life of Groceries

Habits like company

Be the filter, not the grounds

Need to get aligned on a strategy?

A trick for managing up without wasting time


Reasonable Pricing Isn't Enough (Part II)

Reasonable Pricing Isn't Enough

Thinking in Funnels

The ULC's data-privacy committee

Protest reform

Election Day

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

JEDI and the Death Star

Policy tradeoffs

Autonomy in Procurement

Public procurement, contract type, and innovation

Start with Section M

Learning Anxiety

The iron triangle of procurement

Accepting the challenge

Elections, tech, and usability

The PACER paywall

Predicting the Super Bowl and the Iowa Caucuses

Leap Years

True Daily Doubles

Past performance and asking the right question

Risk and Uncertainty

Compression and Release

Acceleration and Momentum

The long tail of federal data elements

Pandoc, Weasyprint, and PDF generation

Executive sponsors and internal politics

The etymology of control

William Gibson, The Peripheral

Defining PALT

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2020

Reclaiming the bench

World Building and the Illusion of Explanatory Depth

Competing on cost or competing on value

Some New Data on Innovation and Research

The Five Ts

Cycle Times

Winter is finally here → Regeneration

Winners or Losers

"Make" it simpler

Calculating public burden using OIRA data -- Part Two

Calculating public burden using OIRA data

Should lawyers learn to code?

When a micro-purchase doesn’t work out, we try to learn from it

The Code of the District of Columbia is now available online

DC's Voter Rolls are on the Internet

My theory about The Americans

Storytelling and federal procurement

On links to court filings

6 months into 18F

Mailmerge for Word Docs... in Python?

Joining 18F

Dogfooding with Jekyll

Client Confidentiality on Trello?

In Praise of Commoditization

Court Statistics: Part I

"Dumb" Government Data

An RSS feed for LIMS

Hello World