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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

One federal elephant is showing it can learn to dance: Homeland Security, where the use of agile software development is finally moving out of the pilot stage. Citizenship and Immigration Services put out a major solicitation requiring contractors to use agile development across a broad range of enterprise support services. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details about how CIS is leading the department toward agile.

Tags: Jason Miller , DHS , Acquisition , Agile development , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/29/2015, 10:54am EDT

DHS lets out its 'inner MacGyver' in move to agile IT development

Luke McCormack, the DHS chief information officer, said the combination of budget and technology has pushed the department toward a better approach to application development. The most recent example is the Citizen and Immigration Services' major procurement calling for a widespread use of agile development processes across several enterprise support services.

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , Agile development , Dev/ops , DHS , Luke McCormack , Eagle II , Jeffrey Johnson , FBI , Justice Department , Sentinel , AFCEA , Law Enforcement IT Day , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:22am EDT

President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jeh Johnson , DHS , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , Personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

Citizenship and Immigration Services eases burden of software development

The Homeland Security Department's CIS is using a continuous delivery model where it automates reviews of software code to ensure security and quality. DHS is using a similar approach for mobile apps called the Carwash, where it's checking the code to compliance with specific requirements.

Tags: Technology , Mobile computing , Agile development , carwash , DHS , Peter Chin , Mark Schwartz , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 05:39am EST

DHS putting post-FISMA approach to cyber through a trial run

Three Department of Homeland Security components are testing how ongoing authorizations work. The Office of Management and Budget is drafting a memo to require agencies to change from approving the cybersecurity of systems every three years to a more regular oversight schedule.

Tags: Technology , DHS , Jeff Eisensmith , OMB , Coast Guard , Mark Powell , Larry DeNayer , Cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , ongoing authorizations , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:30am EDT

Oversight insight: Senate Judiciary Committee examines CIS

Your agency's oversight by Congress can cause heartburn for the leadership of the organization.

Tags: In Depth , management , Congress , immigration reform , Alejandro Mayorkas , Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Orrin Hatch ,

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 07:10pm EDT

Green Goals

Tags: contract , Michael Aytes , CIS , IBM

Wednesday - 11/12/2008, 10:37am EST

Green Goals

Tags: Michael Aytes , CIS , contract , IBM

Wednesday - 11/12/2008, 10:37am EST