Software Development

Prioritizing for Migration to the Cloud

A thoughtful roadmap help, even when obstacles pop up.

The Hottest Tools in Coding This Year Included React and Python

Programming trends can offer insight into what businesses are investing in.

Bypassing Procurement Can Introduce Some Unwanted Visitors

Agencies need to make sure they vet open source code for vulnerabilities before they use it.

TSA Wants Industry Input on Its Proposed Agile Contract Vehicle

The agency plans to tap the contracts for its modernization initiatives.

How to Stop Technical Debt from Eating Your IT Budget

Before federal agencies can modernize, they need to figure out how to tackle the workarounds in old systems.

How to Overcome Technical Debt in IT Modernization Projects

The shortcuts you take to make deadline can come back to bite you later.

Rapid Prototyping to Improve Government Systems

Two former U.S. Digital Service staffers on their approach to iterative design and software development.

The Defense Innovation Board’s 10 Essential Rules for Developing Software

The “commandments” adapt industry best practices for the Pentagon, but every agency could learn from them.

Veterans Affairs Wasted Closer to $2 Billion On Failed IT Projects

The department misspent even more than government investigators initially believed in attempting to modernize its health records system.

4 Principles for Making Digital Transformations Work

Government agencies can complete effective digital transformations but it takes new technologies and management practices.

Breaking Down What DevOps Means

Five considerations for federal agencies looking to adopt the DevOps philosophy.

Homeland Security's Top Buyer: Still All-In In Agile

The department needs to do a better job “taking the fear out of innovation,” Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa said.

3 Strategies for Building Successful Agile Teams

With agile, it’s all about speed, adaptability and collaboration—all for the sake of accelerated, better application development.

An Insider's Take on What Went Wrong with DHS' Agile Contract

Former Digital Services Head Eric Hysen took to Medium to share his thoughts on FLASH’s failure.

What Went Wrong with DHS' Agile Contract?

The department wants to cancel its $1.54 billion agile software contracting vehicle.