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GSA, NOAA roar into March with major IT, services RFPs

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to release major IT and services solicitations in the coming month. The draft RFPs are part of the broader effort to change the government's approach to acquisition.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , NIH , NOAA , Mitchell Ross , Chris Fornecker , Chris Cairns , 18F , Alliant 2 , VETS 2 , 8(a) STARS II , Agile development , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/20/2015, 03:52am EST
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GSA's new contract to feed hunger for agile IT development services

With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.

Tags: technology , GSA , 18F , White House , Greg Godbout , Ryan Panchadsaram , Agile development , industry , acquisition , contracting , Noah Kunin , Hassan Harris , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00am EST
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USCIS eyes more collaboration, competition in move to agile development

Mark Schwartz, the Citizenship and Immigration Services chief information officer, said the Flexible Agile Development Services (FADS) requires four vendors to coordinate software development and keep the government's best interest in mind.

Tags: technology , DHS , CIS , Mark Schwartz , Agile development , transformation , ELIS , industry , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/16/2015, 11:46am EST
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GSA's agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change' in IT acquisition

The General Services Administration's 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , 18F , Agile development , Nick Sinai , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , Raj Ananthanpillai , InfoZen , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/09/2015, 06:37pm EST

OMB to seed digital services teams across government

The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens' needs first and foremost.

Tags: technology , workforce , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , digital services , Agile development , training , hiring , Veterans Affairs Department , CIO Council , GSA , 18F , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 06:06pm EST
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A funny thing happened on the way to digital government

The difficulty with digital government is that it's easy to get distracted and lose sight of the goal, says Thom Rubel. But it doesn't have to be this way. Rubel offers three key strategies that can eliminate the sideshows which prevent true digital government.

Tags: digital government , Thom Rubel , Pegasystems , technology , best practices , Agile development

Monday - 11/24/2014, 02:47am EST

Agencies delivering IT capabilities 20 days faster by using agile, OMB says

The Office of Management and Budget says PortfolioStat data is proving the positive impact agile development is having on IT projects. The U.S. Digital Service is providing both help and training to expand the understanding and use of agile development.

Tags: technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , Mikey Dickerson , Haley Van Dyck , Agile development , U.S. Digital Service , PortfolioStat , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , acquisition , Marina Martin , VA , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:23am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Clear evidence is in: the agile software development concept is leading to more successful federal technology projects. The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo calling for modular project development in 2012, and it's been monitoring its uptake since. Lisa Schlosser is acting federal chief information officer. Mikey Dickerson is the director of the U.S. Digital Service and the deputy federal chief information officer. Haley Van Dyck is a member of the Digital Services Team. All three of them sat down with Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller to discuss the progress in using the agile concept commonly known as DevOps.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , U.S. Digital Service , Agile development , OMB

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:50pm EST
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GSA's 18F applies agile approach to hiring as part of growth strategy

The 7-month-old innovation lab will launch three pilots this fall as part of its new consulting services. Greg Godbout, the executive director of 18F, said the organization now has 100 employees, up from 14 in March, and cut the time to hire down to about eight weeks.

Tags: management , technology , workforce , GSA , 18F , Greg Godbout , innovation , hiring reform , Agile development , TechAmerica Foundation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Lots and lots of mobile stuff

Ojas Rege, vice president of Strategy for MobileIron, will explain how his company can help your agency develop its mobile strategy and manage its mobile devices.
April 22, 2014

Tags: technology , mobile computing , mobile device management , mobile security , cloud computing , MobileIron , Ojas Rege , Ponemon Institute , Agile development , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 08:00pm EDT
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