18F wants to shift the culture of IT acquisition for gov

18FFedScoop reports that GSA’s agile tech team 18F is looking to move past building digital services for agencies. The team’s long term vision is to encourage a culture shift in the way agencies address building and buying IT.

“We would like to get to the position eventually where what we’re doing is providing digital acquisition platform services, educational services, but not actually engaging in build because the agencies are already there, already working in the open, already putting user first throughout the process, already working iteratively in short cycles to get maximum value for their digital dollar,” said Aaron Snow, 18F’s executive director.

This has been 18F’s intent all along — to facilitate and manage a culture shift in the way agencies address building and buying IT — by absorbing the initial risk and showing CIO shops that agile, iterative IT procurement and development is possible in government, Snow said during a Bloomberg Government-hosted talk.

Read the full article: 18F wants to move past building digital services for agencies | FedScoop

2017-04-23T23:02:36+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, General Services Administration|Tags: , , |

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