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Agencies face clunky switch to agile IT development

Departments face challenges with contracting, hardware and policies, two years after OMB included agile development in its 25-point IT reform plan. The approach aims to make development more effective and efficient, but the switch itself has been far from agile.

Tags: technology , AFCEA , Shawn Kingsberry , Vivek Kundra , Thomas Sasala , Mark Schwartz , 25-point IT reform plan , Ruben Gomez , Recovery Board , Citizen and Immigration Services , Army IT agency

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:20am EDT
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Perakslis moves FDA toward IT innovation, efficiencies

The CIO said he's using an agile approach to keep large programs on track and looking to the cloud to improve the agency's business processes.
Jul 19, 2012(Encore presentation August 27, 2012)

Tags: technology , FDA , Eric Perakslis , IT modernization , cloud computing , Virtualization , data center consolidation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 01:35pm EDT
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Agencies given how-to guide for modular, agile IT contracting

Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan released the guidance that highlights possible risks or challenges, and offers checklists, templates and other tools to make the move to this smaller, more outcome based approach easier for agencies.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , OMB , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Steven VanRoekel , IT reform , TechStat , modular contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:44pm EDT

VanRoekel says IT reform plan 'shocked' system into change

OMB highlights successes of 25-point strategy on its 18-month anniversary. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies saved $100 million from moving email to the cloud. There now are more than 1,000 qualified program managers in the new job series. The IT reform plan helps institute culture change from CIOs on down.
June 7, 2012(Encore presentation July 5, 2012)

Tags: technology , management , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Mike Hettinger , SIIA , 25-point IT reform plan , cloud computing , shared services , data center consolidation , TechStat , FedRAMP , acquisition , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , PortfolioStat , 2210 job series , IT acquisition

Friday - 06/08/2012, 12:27am EDT
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Using agile and open source software

Greystones Group CEO Sheila Duffy and Mary-Sara Camerino, director of Technology Services, explain how their company can help you with your agile and open source software needs.
March 13, 2012

Tags: technology , Greystones Group , Sheila Duffy , Mary-Sara Camerino , Vivek Kundra , federal IT , Open source software , Xtreme programming , scrum , sprints , end users , Drupal , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , ARMATURE

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 12:17am EDT
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Salient Federal Solutions' Brad Antle on the federal market space (agile development)

Brad Antle, the president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss the federal market space and how his company leverages agile development.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Brad Antle , Salient Federal Solutions , contracting , acquisition , industry , Industry Chatter ,

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 05:11pm EST
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Industry Chatter: Mike Kochanik of CollabNet previews 2010 and FY 2011

One nugget of good news his company sees in the FY 2011 budget request is a new emphasis on agile development.

Tags: technology , Industry Chatter , best practices , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Congress , Forge.mil ,

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 08:37pm EST
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Agencies begin to alter approach to IT system development

Several departments are starting to understand that buying and creating technology systems can be done in small, iterative steps. OMB's push for agile development seems to be taking hold across the government.

Tags: technology , DoD , OMB , FBI , Robert White , rob vietmeyer , tyler bond , USDA , IT reform , AFFIRM , TechStat , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/17/2011, 06:01am EDT
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DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , Beth McGrath , DoD , Army , Air Force , financial management , acquisition regulations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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CIOs cite struggles with agile development

Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

Tags: technology , industry , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT management reforms , AFCEA , CBP , VA , DoD , Kenneth Ritchhart , Stephen Warren , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/27/2011, 08:09am EDT
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