How CivicActions Earned a Spot on the California Agile Government Vendor Pool

Flag of CaliforniaIn 2016, CivicActions was one of 11 vendors selected for the Agile Development Prequalified vendor pool, designed to provide state agencies with access to user-centered design and agile software development services. In 2017, the California Department of Technology is expected to expand the pool to include up to 30 vendors.

The prequalified vendor pool is an incredible opportunity for design and development firms to more easily expand their offerings to government and help build amazing, user-focused digital services for the residents of California.

In an effort to inspire other technology companies to participate, CivicActions will share what it learned and help others understand how they can best navigate the process.



  • Robert L. Read (CivicActions, co-founder 18F, author of “How To Be A Programmer”)
  • Owen Barton (CivicActions)


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2017-03-31T06:19:52+00:00 Categories: Agile, California, Events, Government|

About the Author:

Aaron co-founded CivicActions in 2004. In his role as Chief Experience Officer (CXO), he is responsible for company culture, talent acquisition, professional development and marketing.

In 2016, Aaron served at the United States Digital Service (USDS) helping improve the way the federal government procures digital services through culture change, policy reform, and strategic planning.

He brings more than 20 years of information technology, free and open source software and consulting industry experience to managing the firm and advising clients.

Prior to CivicActions, Aaron facilitated leadership and communication seminars, creating extraordinary opportunities for men and women to deepen relationships, accomplish personal goals, and realize their authentic passions. He brings this experience to the unique aspects of generating a healthy organizational culture within a distributed team.

He has presented at numerous conferences on a diverse range of interests and passions including federal procurement, organizational culture, digital strategy, free and open source software and mindfulness.

Aaron lives between Oakland, CA, Washington D.C. and San Mateo, Costa Rica, with his wife Nikki and their two daughters. He is passionate about photography, pugilism, snowboarding, podcasts, and fostering community.