The government IT fix-it shop 18F had a headcount of around 300 of the best and brightest technologists in government when Trump took office, and now has less than 150.
A group of agile, non-traditional IT contractors in the federal space have formed a support group to help foster collaboration and openness as they seek government work.
Leaders from federal and local agencies will participate in an online panel discussion, "Practical Advice for Government Transformation," hosted by AGL.
GDS initiatives include the development and monitoring of the Government Transformation Strategy, skills training through GDS Academy, and the creation of a components-based toolkit known as Government as a Platform (GaaP).
“Being agile” is about a mindset and a culture. That mindset and culture embraces change, empowers teams, leverages experimentation and views failure as an opportunity to learn.
The RFP from a local government acknowledged the need for a design-first, user-focused approach to the work -- but the scale was massive. The responding firm realized a modular approach was needed in proposing a solution.
Federal agencies often use open-source and third-party software components in development - and automation is the key to ensuring these components remain secure and functional.
The Canadian government is seeking to improve the accessibility of online services, and is reaching out to industry in a challenge-based, agile process to procure services for the work.
A new course from the Government Digital Service academy will focus on how government carries out user-centered design to create inclusive services, and will allow participants to explore techniques such as interaction and content design in an agile environment.
A report released late last year by the National Association of State CIOs provides a set of values to help state IT leaders inject agile development methods into their operations.