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John Edwards: CIA Should Update Tech Platforms to Expedite Data Collection, Analysis

John Edwards, chief information officer at the CIA, has said the agency should update its technology platforms and optimize its workforce to accelerate data collection and generate insights from gathered information, FedTech Magazine published Tuesday. “Increasing the edge over our adversaries, our operational advantage will be determined by the speed at which we sense, collect, ingest, condition, analyze and characterize data of the representative threat,” he said in his speech at the FedScoop Public Sector Innovation Summit held Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

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GSA to Implement Mobile Device Use Into DevSecOps

The General Services Administration plans to integrate mobile devices into its DevSecOps activities in 2019 as the agency expects potential productivity boosts, Fedscoop reported Thursday. David Shive, the agency's chief information officer, said during the VMware Public Sector Innovation Summit that mobility is essential due to the growth of mobile device use among citizens.

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Military Looks to Replicate USAF Agile Development

Other U.S. military branches plan to adopt the Air Force's program to accelerate the development of agile applications, Fedscoop reported Friday. The effort, known as Kessel Run, minimizes the years-long agile development timeline to months, and cuts costs as a result. USAF piloted the effort last year and began experiments in May 2018.

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Paula Yoon: CDC Explores Data Collection Tech to Modernize Disease Surveillance Systems

Paula Yoon, director of the health informatics and surveillance division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said CDC currently explores technologies as part of an initiative to modernize aging public health surveillance systems. Yoon wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that CDC eyes application programming interfaces and microservices that …

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Luke McCormack: DHS Seeks ‘Ready Access’ to Tech Through Agile Development, Open Source Buys

The Department of Homeland Security is looking at agile development and open source software approaches for its technology acquisition and implementation initiatives, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes DHS has kicked off five pilot programs for the Citizenship and Immigration Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Immigration and Custom Enforcement …

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IBM’s Gina Loften: Agencies Should Apply ‘Agile’ Model to Build Customer-Focused IT Platforms

Gina Loften, vice president and chief innovation officer of IBM‘s federal business, has said she believes agile methodology can help agencies create information technology applications to deliver citizen services. Loften wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on Federal Times the agile development model has been used in the private sector and works …

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CSIS: Internet of Things Tech Presents Opportunities to Military

A Center for Strategic and International Studies report outlines what it calls opportunities and potential applications of Internet of Things technologies in order to drive cost savings, efficiency and effectiveness in U.S. military operations. The September 2015 report by Denise Zheng and William Carter said the Defense Department currently falls behind in …

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