Agile Development at the FBI:
FBI Sentinel a Test for Agile Development
As part of its effort to improve the performance of IT investments, the federal government aims to move from a traditional model of software development, in which everything is developed in one fell swoop, to the modern model of agile development.
With the agile approach, software is developed in small chunks, quickly providing users with incremental capabilities and letting them adapt to adapt to technological changes in closer to real time. This approach makes it possible to identify problems with projects before huge sums of money have been spent
Government Technology Opportunity in the 21st Century (GTO-21)
In the wake of the Obama Administration’s decision to halt or review billions of dollars worth of information technology programs, TechAmerica Foundation convened a group of experts from industry and academia to provide recommendations for improving the way the federal government purchases and implements IT systems.
They recommended a 33-step action plan to the Obama Administration for improving federal Information Technology (IT) acquisitions and management.
Recommendations, Obstacles and Actions We have identified a set of four mutually reinforcing recommendations that we believe have the highest potential for producing near-term improvements in the way the Government acquires major IT systems. Key to the development of these recommendations are the interviews and consultations we conducted with 103 IT executives and managers in Government and industry.
Our recommendations are: