Agile in Government Summit

  • 6/6/2018 - 6/7/2018 8:30 AM
  • Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
    800 Florida Avenue NE
    Washington,  DC  20002
    Tel: 202-651-6000
  • Theme : Toward Mission Agility
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 8A01


Call for Papers will be announced by Friday, April 20th.

Agile in Government is the annual event where experts address the practical adaptations necessary to make Government organizations more agile through digital transformation. 


This year the theme of the event is Toward Mission Agility.


Today, government needs to respond to changes in environments that affect its ability to meet its mission, whether it’s acquiring capabilities or serving customers. For the military, the pace of change for mission need has accelerated. Near-peer adversaries now field capabilities faster than the United States. The rapidly changing and adapting threat forces defense agencies to speed up their processes to counter the threat and maintain their technological edge. 


Across government, military and civilian realms, the rapid evolution of information technology has sparked a digital transformation of organizational activities and processes. Whether it is Cloud First or cybersecurity, digital transformation is fully leveraging the changes and opportunities now possible with a mix of digital technologies. These include automation, data exchanges, cloud, cyber-physical systems, robots, big data, artificial intelligence, learning systems, IoT and autonomy. Today, smart organizations – government and industry – are operating at the intersection of people, new technologies and innovation.


The challenges today include adopting agility at scale for programs, portfolios and agencies; creating cross-functional agile teams; scaling needs when agile principles are applied to business operations; governance in modular, incremental and iterative situations; agile for hardware; contracting, performance measurement and reporting, to include EVM on major acquisitions.


The purpose of ADAPT is to foster better understanding of how government agencies can employ agile software development methods to provide incremental and modular acquisition of information systems. 

This event builds on previous ADAPT sessions, and is looking at the practical considerations for adaptation of agile methods in Government organizations. 

Agile in Government Summit Co-Host

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