Tag Archives: agile

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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Report: DHS Tests Cyber Tech Acquisition Mgmt Model

The Department of Homeland Security has initiated a pilot program to test a new acquisition management directive that seeks to help increase the flexibility of DHS cybersecurity processes with the use of agile methodology, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Jeffrey Eisensmith, chief information security officer of DHS, told audience at the Consortium for IT …

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GSA’s 18F, FEC Add New Tools to Campaign Finance Data Website Through ‘Agile’ Methods, User-Centered Design

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Election Commission to incorporate new tools to FEC’s legacy website designed to help users access and explore finance data related to political campaigns. Leah Bannon and Noah Manger wrote in a blog entry published Tuesday that 18F and FEC used a …

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