Ideas

Moving to the Cloud? You Need to Monitor Application Performance.

When a smartphone app doesn't work it's annoying. But when an agency app doesn't work, there can be consequences.

IT Modernization

White House CIO Needs Contractor to Help with App Development

The Office of the CIO put out a notice on a new five-year contract to assist with all sorts of application management needs.

Ideas

Understanding Today’s Mobile Software Supply Chain Risks

The reality is that supply chain risk is also a concern in the software frontier.

Ideas

Dispelling DevSecOps Myths and Maximizing the Potential

For starters, federal agencies don’t need to rush out and hire “super developers.”

Emerging Tech

Air Force Turns to GSA Pilot for DevOps Platform

The Air Force is using GSA’s Commercial Solutions Opening pilot program to speed through the acquisition process.

Emerging Tech

The Hottest Tools in Coding This Year Included React and Python

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

Ideas

Bypassing Procurement Can Introduce Some Unwanted Visitors

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

Ideas

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.

Ideas

How to Overcome Technical Debt in IT Modernization Projects

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

Ideas

Rapid Prototyping to Improve Government Systems

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

IT Modernization

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Ideas

4 Principles for Making Digital Transformations Work

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

Ideas

Breaking Down What DevOps Means

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

Emerging Tech

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.

Ideas

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.

CIO Briefing

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.