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18F debuts 'Digital Economy Practice'

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Business, meet tech.

The consulting arm of the General Services Administration's 18F launched its first policy vertical Oct. 7, with a focus on financial projects.

18F Consulting's Digital Economy Practice will aim to marry 18F's better-known tech skills – user-centered design, agile development and cultural transformation – with business-oriented expertise, the agency announced.

"Our consulting team has already been partnering with numerous federal agencies to help their digital projects succeed, but this new initiative will allow us to work on broad goals instead of discrete projects," 18F's announcement stated. "As agencies map the path of digital products, services, and innovations that they need to meet their economic policy goals, we will bring our business and technical expertise to help them define and achieve success."

18F pointed to the Treasury Department's myRA retirement tool and the Securities and Exchange Commission's stock market Tick Size Pilot program as examples of initiatives aligned with the Digital Economy Practice's expertise.

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Zach Noble is a staff writer covering digital citizen services, workforce issues and a range of civilian federal agencies.

Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.

Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.

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