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 : Towards Mission Agility
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 8A01


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

This year the theme of the event is Towards Mission Agility.  Today government needs to respond to changes in environments that affect its ability to accomplish its mission, whether it is acquisition of capabilities or service to customers. 

For the military the pace of change for mission need has accelerated.  Near peer adversaries now field capabilities faster than the US.  The rapidly changing and adapting threat forces the defense agencies to accelerate their processes to counter to maintain their technological edge. 

Across government, military and civilian, the rapid evolution of information technology has sparked a digital transformation in how government employs IT across all its business and 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 and their accelerating impact. 

Similarly, Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing and industry and is the digital transformation that is based on automation, data exchanges, cloud, cyber-physical systems, robots, big data, artificial intelligence, learning systems, IoT and autonomy.   Today we understand that smart organizations – government and industry – are operating at intersection of people, new technologies and innovation.

The challenges are adopting agile 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

Speak at the Summit - Call for Papers will be announced week of February 20th. 

Submit an abstract of a presentation you would like to give at the Agile in Government Summit.  Abstract topics areas are:

  • Agile for Cyber
  • DevOps for Government – Case Studies and Approaches
  • DIY Challenges
  • Industry and Government 4.0
  • Agile Architecture
  • Contracting Case Studies 
  • Agile and Lean

Conference presenters (up to 2 speakers per presentation) receive full admission to the Summit.  See the Call for Presentation Abstracts link to the right for more information after February 20th.

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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