Agile in Government
This is the 10th year where quality speakers eager to share experiences meet audiences excited to see where agile is going in Government organizations.
Agile has moved beyond software, and event beyond information systems.
DevOps combined building, testing and releasing software into an agile construct using automation and frequent releases. Now fundamental agile principles are finding their way into non-software areas such as business operations and hardware development.
The reason is that agile offers more efficient and effective ways of getting things done:
- Faster delivery of value
- Focus on outcome
- Better quality
- Alignment with business needs
The purpose of this event is to
- Explore how DevOps can and is being used in Government
- Investigate principles of agile business and how they apply to Government
- Discuss amongst attendees what the hot topics are that they deal with in their organizations
- Present information on how agile methods are being applied outside of software
- Explore the changing technology of modern information-intensive businesses and the implications these have for evolving Government approaches to streamlining IT
- Share as a community experiences, challenges and success that help organizations integrate agile approaches in order to deliver better results - faster, better, cheaper!
Maj Gen Patrick Higby
Maj. Gen. Patrick C. Higby is the Director, DevOps and Lethality, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. In this role, he devises and implements strategies to responsively combat cybersecurity threats while rapidly delivering cyber/digital/IT capabilities to the point of need.
Dr. Jeff Boleng
Dr. Boleng is the Senior Advisor for Software Acquisition, USD A&S. He serves as a key member of the Under Secretary’s executive leadership team, providing strategic focus and overall policy guidance on all matters of defense software acquisition.
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.
Agile in Government Summit Co-Host
The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.
Mr. Dave Chesebrough
Ms. Loey Bleich