Changing federal procurement procedures starts with culture and communication.
The growing interest in civic tech from young professionals could help government modernize its approach.
The Department of Homeland Security created an Agile Acquisition Working Group to kickstart the agency's pilot attempt to move five existing programs into agile processes.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) is shifting its digital services training program from pilot mode to fully operational, and is requiring agencies to start using the program's modern, agile approaches for digital service acquisition.
A recent report by the Defense Science Board (DSB) praises the Department of Defense for its move towards greater use of agile approaches, and discusses the advantages of agile for ongoing development of cyber defense capabilities.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to modernize its Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) program, but the new TIC should help federal agencies take advantage of existing cloud technologies that are already approved through FedRAMP and other cyber security programs.
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.
To provide leadership and governance to agencies that are struggling to implement incremental development processes, qualified agile IT program managers are needed.
Deloitte Consulting’s Center for Government Insights has produced a new guide, Agile in Government, to give specific, actionable advice to government managers embarking on an agile journey.
The Office of American Innovation is recruiting specialists with strong backgrounds in agile development for its planned "centers of excellence" for IT modernization.