Fedscoop: ‘Behind the scenes of 18F’s agile contract’

CivicActions was featured on July 15, 2015 of Fedscoop that features the General Services Administration’s 18F Agile Delivery Services Blanket Purchase Agreement.


Aaron Pava, the chief experience officer of CivicActions, a team of agile, civic-minded technologists dispersed across the country, said the BPA is a groundbreaking experiment for the future of government procurement, distancing itself from the riskier waterfall methodology.

“We all know the problems with the default way of doing things is you end up with Healthcare.gov,” Pava said. “And this is the antidote to that.”

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About the Author:

Luke grew up and worked in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for most of his life until heading west to San Francisco in 2000 to scratch his Silicon Valley itch.

In May 2009, Luke founded GovFresh, a website focused on technology in government. Called the “TechCrunch of Gov 2.0,” GovFresh has been referenced in Fast Company,MashableThe White House BlogHuffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, TechPresident, among others, and has a great list of civic accomplishments.

In 2011 Luke organized SFOpen, San Francisco’s first mayoral debate on technology and open government.

Other civic technology related initiatives he’s been part of include CityCampCivicMeet,OpenGov West and more.

During college, as managing editor and editor-in-chief of George Mason University’s student newspaper, Broadside, Luke led the paper to win its first Associated Collegiate Press honors. He received GMU’s Student Leadership Award for his work and graduated with degrees in International Relations and Government & Politics.