U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Federal News Radio: ‘USCIS is overcoming culture barriers to change IT development’

USCIS chief Mark Schwartz is testing out "impact mapping" on the agency's case verification system under the E-Verify program.

USCIS uses agile and DevOps to modernize gov IT systems

In a recent keynote address, Mark Schwartz of the USCIS outlined how agile and DevOps practices allow for continuous and efficient modernization of systems and services.

Audit reveals USCIS is struggling with agile implementation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has not yet managed to fully implement agile development processes for its large-scale effort to move the agency's services online.

July 26th, 2016|Categories: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services|Tags: |

FCW: ‘What getting to agile looks like from the trenches’

Steve Kelman of FCW writes about his conversation with John Inman, a contracting officer at USCIS, discussing the real-world challenges faced by contractors and project managers making the switch to agile.

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services|Tags: , , |

CIO: ‘Cloud will make U.S. immigration agency more agile’

USCIS is adopting a scalable cloud infrastructure to increase operating efficiency and get helpful tools into the hands of users as quickly as possible.

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Agile government, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services|Tags: , |

How USCIS used Agile to fix a broken system

Fixing a 'broken' immigration system has not been easy, but USCIS used an Agile approach to shake up the old system and get things done.

FedScoop: ‘DevOps becomes increasingly common inside government’

Are agencies finally realizing that Agile methods and DevOps can revolutionize their IT missions -- and change public perception of government culture?

FCW: ‘USCIS seeks agile approach to application life cycle management’

FCW reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is seeking a pilot of AgileCraft to help administer a variety of portfolio-level planning, tracking, and reporting operations.

USCIS adopts Agile procurement methods to keep vendors on their toes

Federal Times reports on U.S. Customs and Immigration Services Chief Information Officer Mark Schwartz's efforts to revamp the clunky procurement process that left him frustrated with long lead times, vendor lock-in and poor performance.

Video: Agile government with USCIS CIO Mark Schwartz

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Chief Information Officer Mark Schwartz shares how his agency has adopted Agile in the latest episode of our AGL Live series.