Digital Services

The DLAS Digital Services team specializes in designing, developing and maintaining tailor-made software applications and websites in support of the operational demands of the General Assembly. Our team of dedicated staff is committed to deploying web-enabled solutions, seamlessly integrating systems, and modernizing legacy applications to keep pace with new technologies. These applications and websites play a pivotal role in supporting the complexities of the legislative process, ensuring seamless operations, and ultimately serving the citizens of Virginia by making legislative information easily accessible online.

Application Programming

Our application development team designs and builds custom web-based applications exclusively for legislative agencies and commissions with a focus on enhancing internal workflows and efficiency. With an understanding of the intricacies of legislative processes and a commitment to delivering tailored solutions, our applications empower legislative staff to optimize their operations and effectively fulfill their duties.

Key aspects of our application programming approach include:

Customized Solutions

We work closely with legislative staff to understand their unique workflow challenges and requirements, developing bespoke solutions that address their specific needs and seamlessly integrate with existing systems.

Workflow Optimization

Our applications are designed to streamline legislative workflows, automate repetitive tasks, and improve collaboration among members, staff and other agencies and commissions, enabling them to work more efficiently and effectively.

Data Security and Confidentiality

We recognize the sensitivity of legislative data, and prioritize security and confidentiality in our applications, implementing robust authentication mechanisms, access controls, and encryption to safeguard sensitive information.

Maintenance and Support

We provide ongoing maintenance and support to ensure that our applications continue to meet the needs of legislative staff while empowering them to leverage the full capabilities of the software to enhance their productivity.

Continuous Iteration and Improvement

We follow agile methodologies and have adopted an iterative development approach, soliciting feedback from users and continuously enhancing our applications to address evolving needs and refine functionality over time.

By leveraging our expertise in application development and our understanding of legislative processes, our team enables members and staff to work more efficiently, collaborate seamlessly, and focus their efforts on serving the needs of the legislative body and the constituents it represents.

Design & Website Development

Our design and development team creates personalized solutions for legislative agencies and commissions. We provide comprehensive online platforms to effectively communicate the mission, members, activities, and contact information of each agency and commission. With a focus on user experience and functionality, we design intuitive websites that empower agencies and commissions to showcase their work, engage with stakeholders, and foster transparency. From "About Us" pages to communicating meeting information, our websites are meticulously crafted to meet the unique needs of each legislative agency and commission and enhance their online presence.

We offer a suite of services encompassing logo design, branding, responsive website development, and content management integration, tailored to the unique needs and objectives of each agency.

Logo Design and Branding

We work closely with legislative staff to develop distinctive logos and branding elements that capture the essence of the agency’s mission and identity. Our designs are crafted to resonate with the target audience and convey professionalism, credibility, and trustworthiness.

Website Design and Development

We leverage modern technologies and best practices to create dynamic and user-friendly websites for legislative agencies and commissions. We prioritize usability and accessibility, ensuring that visitors can easily navigate the site and access relevant information. Our websites are fully responsive, optimizing the user experience across various devices and screen sizes.

Content Management Integration

We empower legislative staff to manage their website content efficiently by integrating robust content management systems (CMS) into our website solutions. This enables staff to update and publish content independently, without requiring technical expertise. We provide training and support to ensure that staff can effectively utilize the CMS to keep their website up to date.


Throughout the design and development process, we maintain open communication with legislative staff, soliciting feedback and incorporating suggestions to ensure that the final deliverables align closely with their vision and objectives. Our collaborative approach fosters transparency, accountability, and user engagement at every stage of the project.

By partnering with our digital services team, legislative agencies and commissions can establish a professional and engaging online presence from day one, effectively communicating their mission, members, activities, and contact information to stakeholders and the public.