Tag Archives: agile

GSA’s 18F Unveils Guides to Help Federal, State Agencies Implement IT Projects

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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) 18F digital services unit has released “de-risking” guides to help federal and state government agencies plan and address issues in implementing information technology projects. The guides explain the six basic principles of modern software development: agile software development, user-centered design; DevOps, product ownership, modular contracting and building with loosely coupled parts.

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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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Intelligent Waves Names Brian Brennan SVP of Client Operations; Tony Crescenzo Quoted

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Intelligent Waves has appointed Brian Brennan as senior vice president of Client Operations, the company reported on Thursday. Brennan will be responsible for leading and growing the company’s client operations performance. Brennan brings to Intelligent Waves his extensive successful experience in managing high-level Federal IT government customer relationships, consistent business growth, and proven ability to exceed revenue and profit targets.

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DoD’s National Background Investigative System Directorate Implements DevSecOps

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The National Background Investigative System Directorate (NBIS) within the Department of Defense (DoD) has established integrated environments on Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud and installed DevSecOps tools to facilitate collaboration among developers, security teams, testers and engineers as part of its DevSecOps implementation effort.

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REI Systems Secures IT Modernization BPA Under GSA COMET to Support Agile Cloud-Native Development; Pradeep Krishnanath, Shyam Salona Quoted

REI Systems was awarded the IT modernization program contract for the General Services Administration's Personal Property Management (PPM) Systems under the GSA COMET Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), the company reported on Tuesday

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Ginnie Mae Awards Guidehouse BPA to Provide IT Development, Modernization; Sherlonda Goode-Jones, Ellen Zimiles Quoted

Guidehouse has been awarded a position on a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) with information technology software development services to modernize its securitization platform, the company announced on Monday.  

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Dana Deasy on DoD’s JEDI Cloud Program, Joint AI Center

Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Thursday about DoD’s progress with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program and plans to have the first “unclassified” environment in place by mid-February as part of that effort.

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