Your guide to launching software at 18F

The goal of this guide is to provide 18F staff with the information they need to launch software from a technical and compliance perspective. It explains requirements and best practices for projects at 18F, and the process of obtaining an ATO. This site is a companion to the Lifecycle section of 18F’s Product Guide, which gives broader guidance.

Read this guide early and often, especially when you’re starting to consider a future project launch or feature release. This isn’t a last-minute pre-launch checklist.