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.
DevOps is used to incorporate new learnings into operations solutions in an automated and repeatable manner, but it can be challenging to implement DevOps within legacy systems.
Mark Schwartz, the groundbreaking chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department is leaving government.
Speakers from federal, state, and local government agencies shared insights during 15-minute lightning talks at AgileGovCon 2017, an online conference hosted by AGL.
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."
Government IT teams in the Middle East are looking to implement DevOps despite the unique challenges of the public sector, in order to increase efficiency, automate compliance, and decrease time to market.
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.
A 'cloud first' mission strategy, adopted by many agencies after the Obama administration's Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, would go hand-in-hand with a 'Dev-Ops first' approach, which allows for faster deployment of digital services.
Jim Smith, CIO for the State of Maine, has some advice for making the transition from waterfall to agile - which can be bumpy at first, but serves customers better in the long run.
18F co-founder and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Robert L. Read will speak on agile in large legacy environments on June 12, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m., in Sacramento.