Tag Archives: agile acquisition

Air Force’s LevelUp Code Works Software Factory Uses DevSecOps to Build Cyber Tools; Lt. Col. John Priestly Quoted

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A San Antonio-based software factory the U.S. Air Force launched in December 2019 has been providing cyber platforms to U.S. military cyber organizations. The LevelUp Code Works Software Factory has adopted an Agile acquisition model and DevSecOps approach to facilitate the development of cyber-related software.

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Navy, HHS Advance Agile Acquisition Culture; James Geurts, Oki Mek Quoted

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The U.S. Navy and the Department of Health and Human Services are adopting an agile approach to accelerate the procurement process and stay ahead of technology trends, Federal News Network reported Monday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, said the service is asking private sector talent to work in the government for a few years as part of its agile acquisition efforts. 

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Denise Turner Roth: FY 2017 Budget Proposal Addresses Federal Real Estate, Acquisition, Tech Needs

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Denise Turner Roth, administrator at the General Services Administration, has said President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal would help the agency deliver real estate, procurement and information technology services across the government. She said in her testimony Monday before the House Appropriations Committee’s financial services and general government subcommittee the budget includes $10.2 billion to fund …

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IBM’s Jimmy Norcross: Pentagon’s ‘Better Buying Power’ to Promote Agile Acquisition

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A new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power program can be implemented across government agencies to advance agile procurement processes, expand partnerships with industry and further build up services acquisitions. The “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power” …

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Report: GSA, NOAA Seek to Move Forward on Agency Acquisition Reform with Upcoming Solicitations

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The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are due to solicit proposals in the summer that would move forward efforts to reform the government acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that the changes center on facilitating agility and efficiency in the purchase of commodity products and …

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