Experimentation in federal procurement: 30 days or less for an agile team

The laborious federal procurement cycle is often so slow that the original requirements are obsolete by the time a team starts building things. USCIS has experimented with the procurement process, aiming to achieve the awarding of a contract in 30 days or less.

At the “Agile Procurement for Business Agility” conference in Stockholm, Josh Seckel talked about the results of these experiments and how they have been applied to larger DHS-wide procurements.

Josh is a member of AGL and has worked as a government employee and as a contractor to bring agile to federal IT procurement and delivery.

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AGL served the government innovation community from 2014 - 2020. It has now broadened its mission and community to form a new organization, Technologists for the Public Good. Learn more and get involved at publicgood.tech.

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