In a great episode of Shop Talk Show, Chris and Dave talk to Hillary Hartley and Maya Binari about 18F and the United States Digital Service. The government (government!) is doing some exciting things with the web and it's probably going to be one of Obama's lasting legacy items that's not talked about enough.
PS: WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin works at the USDS, so this is the kind of thing he does every day. And in the show they say 18F folks can be remote! I didn't know that, and I bet it'll make applying tempting for some of you.