Tag Archives: Dev/Ops

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Awards Octo with Agile Coaching Contract; Charlie McQuillan Quoted

Charlie McQuillan

Octo Consulting has been awarded a five-year contract to lead the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Payment System Modernization (MPSM) program in the agency’s transition to modern technology platforms and adoption of Agile processes.

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CSA Acquires Capstone LLC, Blue Delta Capital Partners Invests; CEO Amy Bleken Quoted

Amy Bleken

Client Solution Architects (CSA), a leading digital transformation consulting firm, announced on Thursday that the company has acquired Capstone LLC for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its presence across all federal enterprise information technology service areas. The combined company will provide robust enterprise IT and mission-centric portfolios in crucial areas such as IT modernization, cybersecurity, automation, data management, DevOps and process improvement.

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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

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VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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Peter Ranks: DoD Information Enterprise Office Explores Intersection of DevOps, Cybersecurity

Peter Ranks

Peter Ranks, deputy chief information officer for Information Enterprise at the Department of Defense (DoD), said his office will help DoD track its cybersecurity progress when implementing DevOps software development practices. DoD designated the program as one of its enterprise service providers for DevSecOps in May 2020 to take security measures into consideration throughout the software development process. 

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VA Awards Halfaker DevOps Contract to Improve Security; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Dawn Halfaker

Halfaker and Associates has been awarded the four-year, $11 million Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program Integrity Tool (PIT) DevOps contract to advance the VA’s fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention. The PIT platform currently houses commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions that implement uniform claim payment processes and identify abusive billing rules. 

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

General Services

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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Dana Deasy: DoD’s CIO Office Helping Services Branches Prepare for Future JEDI Cloud Migration

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said his office has begun working with service branches to help them prepare for their future transition to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud. DoD reaffirmed its decision to award the JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft in early September. 

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

Brian Brennan

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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State Dept CIO Stuart McGuigan Credits Accelerated Analytics Work to Teleworking

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Stuart McGuigan, the State Department's chief information officer, said his organization has leveraged teleworking to more quickly support foreign policy via analytics, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The department's Center for Analytics is moving forward to create predictive models that provide insight into government-related changes. McGuigan attributes the center's accelerated work pace to the implementation of teleworking.

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