Tag Archives: software development

Tony Scott: Cultural Resistance Hampers Federal Agile IT Development

Federal CIO Tony Scott has said cultural resistance is a challenge that hinders the advancement of agile information technology practices in the federal government, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Scott told a Partnership for Public Service event audience agencies still use the waterfall model for software development even as the General Service Administration’s 18F group and …

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MeriTalk: Many Federal IT Leaders Eye DevOps Model for Cloud Implementation Projects

A MeriTalk study has shown that 57 percent of more than 150 federal information technology managers surveyed believe the DevOps applications development methodology can accelerate agencies’ transition to cloud infrastructure. Sixty-eight percent of those respondents consider DevOps as a tool to facilitate collaboration between agency IT development, operations and security …

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DoD’s Michael Gilmore: Agencies Could Address Security Flaws During Software Development Process

Some government and industry executives have said at a Consortium for IT Software Quality-hosted forum that security management should be part of an organization’s software design and specifications, GCN reported Wednesday. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department, told the CISQ event audience that federal agencies …

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Ben Balter: Contractors Should Tap Open Source for IT Maturity

GitHub‘s Ben Balter urges government contractors to adopt open source products and software development practices to build on operational and cost efficiencies and ensure that information technology systems use mature code and receive continuous maintenance support. Balter, who works to drive government awareness for GitHub, writes in a guest post published …

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Sonny Hashmi: GSA to Foster Open Source Tech Development

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, said the agency is prioritizing open source and open data over regular commercial tools as part of a new policy, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Reporter Jason Miller spoke with Hashmi in an online chat about GSA’s move toward open source …

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