When you talk to service men and women, they’ll tell you moving is a hugely traumatic military experience, second only to active combat deployment. So, in early 2018, Truss began to replace the old system with a user-centered system using an open source, modern tech stack.
The government's approach to procurement is based on processes that have been built over decades in the public eye whereas companies must stay nimble to respond as the market shifts and evolves. In this post, we’ll share tips on how you, the procurement officers, can make use of some of the things the private sector has learned to make the procurement process more efficient, with fewer hurdles, without having to rewrite any laws.
When building systems with threats in mind, it’s not enough to just plan, not enough to just raise the cost to a bad thing happening -- we still have to have an idea of what we’ll do when the bad thing happens despite our best efforts.
We awoke one unassuming Thursday to an email, as brief as it was impactful: “TrussWorks is scheduled for October 10th at 1400 for a 90-minute demonstration at the Pentagon.” We had to have a prototype ready in 5 days, this is how we did it.
We are excited to announce that Truss has been awarded a contract on GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule 70 for IT goods and services. This award enables Federal agencies to work directly with Truss to modernize infrastructure, reduce demands on internal teams, and deliver better constituent services.
Cofounders Everett Harper and Mark Ferlatte recently published an op-ed with GovTech. Read more about Truss' process and position on building bridges from legacy to modern systems.