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.
IT leaders at the Department of Homeland Security don't expect a shake-up to the procurement innovation within the agency, even with the upcoming change in administration.
USCIS chief Mark Schwartz is testing out "impact mapping" on the agency's case verification system under the E-Verify program.
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.
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.
The director of DHS Digital Services says vendors who aspire to the new FLASH contract must not only "check the boxes" in the agile playbook, but understand why the process needs to be instilled in the agency.
Continuing its quest to be more agile in how it acquires tech services, DHS will host an event to educate vendors about Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland, or FLASH.
With aviation security a high priority, TSA put out a request for information that states its intention to utilize Agile processes to improve development for its passenger ID-matching system, Secure Flight.
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.
USCIS is adopting a scalable cloud infrastructure to increase operating efficiency and get helpful tools into the hands of users as quickly as possible.