The Millennium Challenge Corporation is looking to save on IT spending and shift funds back into the agency to provide better customer service, according to Federal News Radio.
In an interview, CIO Vincent Groh said moving to cloud services and working toward continuous deployment will increase service quality, stability, and security for the agency. His teams are working to expand their agile and DevOps practices.
From the article:
“We are just starting on the journey toward agile and automated testing with a pretty large development team,” [Groh] said. “We are convinced looking at every step in that development value chain from how we capture requirements, how we break those down into user stories, do we start by developing a test harness rather than developing code, how do we engage users earlier in the cycle so we aren’t making mistakes that we have to correct later and how can an individual developer check out code, make a change, hit a button and it’s deployed within an application in a few seconds? That’s the vision of where we’d like to go.”
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