FCW reports on the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when it launched a yearlong pilot to transition five existing programs into agile processes.
The agency had struggled to implement agile into its programs because of acquisition and oversight policies that were rooted in legacy methods. So DHS created the Agile Acquisition Working Group to kickstart the pilot and help the five chosen programs reduce cycle time, save money, and better meet user needs.
From the article:
The yearlong pilot wrapped in June 2017, yielding 18 recommendations for making DHS’ acquisition processes more agile . . .
The need for better cyber guidance, cost estimations, and testing evaluation guidance in acquisitions policy and practices were among the most critical recommendations. DHS also noted that it needed to establish performance-based metrics to monitor program delivery and incorporate data analytics and automation under high-priority and moderate recommendations.
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