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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 , 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 ,

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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 08:00pm EDT
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GSA envisions 18F will be the new hub of digital innovation

GSA launched the digital government program, called 18F, with the goal of accelerating innovation among agencies and building on federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park's vision for the government to act as a lean start-up.

Tags: technology , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , 18F , digital government , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , innovation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 03:26pm EDT

ICE to restart a key element of $800 million, multiyear IT program

Agency officials said Thursday that they will switch from a custom-built to a commercial-off-the-shelf approach to modernize TECS, a mainframe system that has been operating for more than a quarter of a century. ICE spent more than $60 million before deciding to change directions after realizing the custom-built approach wouldn't work.

Tags: DHS , CBP , ICE , TECS , GAO , technology , acquisition , David Powner , Charles Armstrong , Thomas Michelli , House Homeland Security Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:04am EST
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CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes.
December 26, 2013

Tags: Margie Graves , technology , DHS , CIO Council , Innovation Committee , open data , A New Era in Technology , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:36am EST
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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 , carwash , DHS , Peter Chin , Mark Schwartz , Citizenship and Immigration Services , MobileGov , Jason Miller

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