FLASH’s cancellation is likely a reflection of the challenges agencies have setting up new initiatives, and observers should not take it as a sign agencies don’t have an appetite for agile software development services.
Mark Schwartz, the groundbreaking chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department is leaving government.
The report DHS filed with the Government Accountability Office said pulling the contract "is the only viable option to address the many issues that DHS has identified as problems with the requirement and the record."
FLASH was created with the intention of giving department components access to industry best practices for acquiring agile services, but struggled when multiple award attempts were met with protests from unsuccessful bidders.
David Bray is transitioning from his role as CIO of the Federal Communications Commission to serve as the chief ventures officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning for a two-year contract to build digital centers where contractors can use agile methods to create platforms for improved services.
Innovation groups within the White House, such as the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), are looking to build on IT modernization momentum and reverse recent backsliding.
Providing a strategic framework for agile adoption for the entire agency will help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services better address the agency’s changing IT needs in the evolving health care environment.
The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization (JIDO) has been working for 5 years to implement agile processes and contracts, but it is harder at the Department of Defense enterprise level.
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New requirements from the Office of Management and Budget, together with a stronger push towards agile, are driving new approaches to decision making around IT initiatives.