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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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DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD's challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , Beth McGrath , DoD , OMB , TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , Norm Lorentz , cloud computing , CIO survey , Web 2.0 , TechStat , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 07:58am EDT
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OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

The administration's IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , GSA , USDA , VA , DHS , education , OMB , cyberstats , collaboration , IT budget , program oversight , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:58am EST
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Air Force models rapid IT development

The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he's already doing it in 12 months.

Tags: DoD , contracting , technology , IT acquisition , AFCEA , C4ISR , Steve Wert , acquisition workforce , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 06:39pm EST
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DoD to streamline IT acquisition

A Congressionally-mandated report issued by the Defense Department finds the acquisition and budget processes being used for IT were designed for major weapons systems - not 21st century computer systems. The recommendations would let DoD keep pace with rapid developments in the IT marketplace.

Tags: contracting , technology , DoD , OMB , Congress , William Lynn , IT acquisition , budget , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 02:12pm EST

Industry, feds react with optimism to OMB's IT reforms

The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Teri Takai , Jeff Zients , OMB , DoD , Tim Young , Mark Forman , Bob Dix , Deloitte Consulting , KPMG , Juniper Networks , IT reforms , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:18am EST
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OMB plans 25-point IT reform

Senior administration officials this morning will propose major changes to the way agencies buy, manage and implement technology over the next 18 months. The reforms include moving at least three technologies to the cloud, changing the role of CIOs and strengthening program management across the government. OMB applying industry best practices and lessons learned from TechStat sessions.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , IT management reforms , data center consolidation , cloud computing , program management , high-risk projects , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:46am EST
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Navy sets course for agile IT development

Across the government, chief information officers are being asked to modernize technology systems more quickly and in smaller, more modular programs -- and for less money. But what happens when your network is on a moving ship?

Tags: technology , DoD , Navy , David Weddel , Charles Smith , James Syring , AFCEA D.C. , software development , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/25/2010, 09:37am EDT
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Albert: Agile development keeping projects on track for success

OMB is watching how your agency's projects are progressing, and if those projects get off track, they'll want you to get them back on track right away.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Larry Albert , Agilex , TechStat

Friday - 10/22/2010, 01:56am EDT
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Re-examining the world of software development

Mike Jones, agile evangelist, OutSystems joins host John Gilroy to talk about new ways of looking at software development.
October 12, 2010

Tags: technology , software development , Mike Jones , Outsystems , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 01:51pm EDT
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