Agile

9 Government Tech Trends That Mattered in 2020

The federal government turned to technology during an unprecedented 2020 marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Modernize Mission-Critical IT Systems Without Disruption

Technology never stands still, so building new solutions based on requirements drafted in the past will always result in out of data solutions.

10 of 15 of DOD’s Major IT Projects Are Behind Schedule, GAO Found

Lack of talent is one of the key reasons Defense officials cited for shortfalls implementing cybersecurity best practices. 

What is the 'New Normal' for IT Modernization?

Given that protocols requiring social distancing are likely to remain in effect for some time, the likelihood of workers returning to offices at pre-pandemic levels seems slim.

Air Force to Demo Updating Software on a Jet in Flight, Official Says

The demonstration would showcase the efforts of the service’s DevSecOps initiative and its ability to deliver updates to warfighters in real time. 

18F Says 6 Core Concepts Can Reduce Risk in Federal Tech Projects

The new De-risking Government Technology Field Guide looks to educate officials on how to merge modern software design with traditional government bureaucracy.

How and When GSA’s New Central Contracting Portal Will Lose the ‘Beta’

The next major transition to beta.SAM—the FPDS contract award data reporting tools—is coming next month, with the legacy SAM.gov next on deck.

SBA Spent $30M on Digital Service-Built App That Doesn't Work

The Small Business Administration’s Certify website—built by a team from the U.S. Digital Service—was doomed by poor oversight and failure to abide by federal IT policies, says inspector general.

The Air Force’s Platform One Team Thought It Was Agile. Then COVID-19 Hit.

The pandemic pushed the service’s internal DevOps team to hit a 10-updates-a-day deployment schedule for a new secure communications platform.

Power Through Vulnerability: The New Chapter in Leadership

Are you comfortable enough at work to show your flaws?

Agile for the Public Sector Is Closer Than You Think

As counter-intuitive as it seems, methodical planning, standardized processes and procedures and relentless communication are key to achieving agility.

State Department CIO’s Plan to Reengineer Agency’s IT Process

The shift to cloud computing and agile development hit the State Department’s “sweet spot,” says CIO Stuart McGuigan.

18F Launches New Portfolio to Target Defense and Intelligence Agencies

The government’s digital consultancy shop has gained some experience in defense and national security issues and has built a new service line to focus on those agencies.

New Center for Agile Government Collaboration Coming Soon

It will serve as a hub for a broad network of public, private and academic stakeholders.

NavalX Innovation Office Really Wants the Navy to Be More Agile

The office is expanding to more cities and publishing iterative playbooks that are as agile as the gospel they preach.

Achieving DevSecOps Success Depends More on Trust than Tooling

Let’s explore what’s behind the cultural clash between the development, security and operations teams.