Tag Archives: agile software development

Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Eyes Four Tests for Network Integration

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy plans to conduct four tests to assess its network integration capabilities in 2021. Gilday said the tests will enable the service to merge more systems with new applications and combine siloed networks into the “network-of-networks” operation to provide internet of things (IoT)-like capability for the Navy. 

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Contract to Provide COTS Module Technology to Update F-22 Raptor Aircraft; President, CEO Lynn Bamford Quoted

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced on Wednesday that the company has received a contract to provide its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processor module technology to upgrade the F-22 Raptor aircraft through Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Prior to its selection, the Curtiss-Wright processor module was successfully subjected to a rigorous and extensive durability test program to meet the F-22 Raptor’s extreme environmental requirements.

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Satya Akula to Retire as Amyx President & CEO; Scott Amey Quoted

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Amyx has announced that the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Satya Akula, will retire in Dec. 2020, after a nine-year tenure, Amyx reported on Friday. He will continue to be a stockholder with the company. Bill Schaefer, the current chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Akula as president and CEO. 

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GAO Issues Report on Best Practices, Challenges in Agile Software Dev’t

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the federal government should consider implementing Agile software development practices to encourage early customer input and other organizational benefits. GAO said in the report published Tuesday that its Agile Assessment Guide outlines best practices for the software development concept including dynamic, team-based operations and requirements prioritization.

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GAO: SSA Must Determine Clear Roles for Officials Handling ‘Agile’ Software Dev’t Contracts

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Social Security Administration (SSA) should identify clear roles for contracting personnel that handle acquisition activities for software development efforts. GAO said in a report released Monday that SSA has been executing Agile approaches for information technology modernization programs since 2015.

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DHS Cyber Agency to Release New Capabilities for CDM Dashboards; Judy Baltensperger Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will begin deploying new capabilities for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation dashboards in April to help federal agencies gain more insight into their cybersecurity posture, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.

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USAF to Roll Out Training Scheduler Software

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The U.S. Air Force has developed a software tool designed to help airmen schedule aircraft training based on personnel and flight availabilities. The Puckboard application produces schedule recommendations with other events and personnel qualifications taken into consideration, USAF said Wednesday.

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EPA Seeks Info on Environmental Digital Services Marketplace

The Environmental Protection Agency has moved to solicit ideas from industry for its effort to develop an environmental digital services marketplace. EPA released a request for information that seeks to evaluate vendors based on how they manage to settle environmental business issues and on their pattern of environmentally sustainable behavior, …

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John Owens: USPTO Takes New Approach to IT Maintenance

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says it has reduced the costs to operate and maintain legacy information technology systems as a result of its adoption of agile software development, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that USPTO spends only 40 percent of its budget on legacy systems while spending 60 percent …

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