Very Little Gravitas LLC, a firm owned by consultant Dan Hon, was awarded a $246,840 contract with the California Department of Technology (CDT) to provide Vision 2023 IT Strategic Plan consulting services. This contract is in effect from August 10, 2020, through August 9, 2021, according to state procurement records.
In a tweet on August 14, Hon said “V. excited for me and my team to work on crafting the tech strategy for the world’s 5th biggest economy.” He also said that former 18F Chief of Staff Cyd Harrell would be joining him in the consulting engagement.
Hon helped develop the California Child Welfare Digital Service in 2015 while working for Code for America. A year later he started Very Little Gravitas with a focus on helping California’s State government transform digital delivery to better meet user needs. He continued to work as a consultant at Child Welfare Digital Services from 2017 to May 2020.
In 2016 and 2017 he was a digital transformation consultant for the California Health and Human Services Agency, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Hon currently serves as Code for America Summit co-chair and as a non-paid advisor to the organization, says his profile. The nonprofit, whose website says “We’re on a mission to make government work in the digital age,” was founded by Jennifer Pahlka in 2010. The organization organizes thousands of volunteers in nearly 80 chapters across the U.S. to work on projects, such as GetCalFresh and ClearMyRecord to support government agencies.