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.

Emerging Tech

What Went Wrong with DHS' Agile Contract?

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

CIO Briefing

TSA Awards Accenture $64M for Agile IT Modernization

The Department of Homeland Security has been ramping up agile efforts.

Emerging Tech

Why Agile is Still So Hard for the Government

Pockets of the federal government want to change the buying process so technology can be acquired in sprints, preventing large-scale failures like the HealthCare.gov rollout.