Congress called on the Pentagon to develop a more agile or rapid acquisition process in the 2010 Defense authorization law. The military wants to model its approach after the one used for the B-52 bomber where the goal is smaller and incremental changes made over time.
The Census Bureau is ready to apply lessons learned from the 2010 population count to the next one in 2020. It’s laying the groundwork to move away from large, troublesome, monolithic technology systems.
Mike Jones, agile evangelist, OutSystems joins host John Gilroy to talk about new ways of looking at software development. October 12, 2010
OMB is watching how your agency’s projects are progressing, and if those projects get off track, they’ll want you to get them back on track right away.
Across the government, chief information officers are being asked to modernize technology systems more quickly and in smaller, more modular programs — and for less money. But what happens when your network is on a moving ship?
Senior administration officials this morning will propose major changes to the way agencies buy, manage and implement technology over the next 18 months. The reforms include moving at least three technologies to the cloud, changing the role of CIOs and strengthening program management across the government. OMB applying industry best practices and lessons learned from TechStat sessions.
The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.
A Congressionally-mandated report issued by the Defense Department finds the acquisition and budget processes being used for IT were designed for major weapons systems – not 21st century computer systems. The recommendations would let DoD keep pace with rapid developments in the IT marketplace.
The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he’s already doing it in 12 months.
The administration’s IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.