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Marshals Service Seeks Support for Agile, DevOps Implementation

The U.S. Marshals Service is implementing Agile and DevOps methodologies to address its system modernization objectives, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Karl Mathias, chief information officer of USMS, told the publication that the agency intends to deploy automated technologies as part of its DevOps implementation to speed up procedures and rapidly deliver capabilities to end users.

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Matthew Donovan Announces ‘Digital Air Force’ Initiative

Matthew Donovan, acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has launched a new initiative to advance reforms and leverage a connected network of weapons, analytic tools and sensors to counter potential adversaries. “Our advantage in future battles depends on our ability to fuse vast amounts of data to accelerate our decision cycle to guarantee the success of any mission."

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Will Roper Offers Updates on Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System, ‘Mad Hatter’ Program

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, addressed the recent developments in the service’s Mad Hatter program, which uses Agile software development to address issues with the F-35 aircraft’s Autonomic Logistics Information System, during an interview published Monday with Defense News.

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

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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GSA Attracts IT Talent Through Tech Modernization Efforts; David Shive Quoted

The General Services Administration’s cloud adoption, shared services implementation and other information technology modernization efforts have helped attract IT talent, FCW reported Wednesday. "GSA is dependent on attracting world class IT talent. We've created an environment that's good for techies," David Shive, chief information officer at GSA, said Wednesday at the Association of Government Accountants' National Leadership Training meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Army CIO Reveals Plans to Continue Military IT Modernization in 2019

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, said the service will continue to focus on cloud migration, workforce development and data security in its information technology modernization efforts in 2019, C4ISRNet reported Sunday. The Air Force has been updating its tactical network over the past 18 months, according to the CIO. 

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Bindu Nair: Pentagon Aims to Accelerate Basic Research’s Impact on Capabilities Through Pilot Program

Bindu Nair, deputy director for basic research at the Defense Department, told Federal News Network in an interview published Thursday that DoD intends to speed up basic research’s impact on capabilities through the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative. The Pentagon selected five university-industry teams in August for the DESI pilot program that seeks to address technological gaps and support other basic research initiatives within the department.

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GSA’s 18F Integrates ‘Agile’ Methods Into IT Security Certification Process

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has developed a security certification process for government information technology systems through the use of agile development methods, Nextgov reported Tuesday. 18F’s agile-based authority-to-operate process aims to apply an iterative approach to IT security authorizations and place security work at the start of a project. …

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