Agile in Government

  • 5/6/2020 - 5/7/2020
  • Hyatt Regency Dulles
    2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
    Herndon,  VA  20171
    Tel: 703-713-1234
  • Theme : DevOps at Scale: Advancing Software Acquisition
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 0A01


This annual event is organized by the NDIA ADAPT group in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute for the purpose of creating a robust exchange of experiences and best practices bringing iterative, agile software practices into government acquisition.

"Every industry (not just those considered to be “information technology”) will be transformed by software"  – Marc Andreessen, Wall Street Journal, 2011

Andreessen's prediction has come to pass for Government and software is now at the heart of virtually all critical Government systems. The SWAP study concluded software is immortal; it outlives hardware and provides the basis for future system functionality. The Defense Science Board report on Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems emphasized the importance of the software factory and the need for defense industrial base partners to adopt continuous iterative development best practices.

*Please note: This event is open to the press.


Government and industry practitioners and leaders should attend this event to

  • Learn the latest developments in the integration of iterative software processes into acquisition programs
  • Get up to date on the DoD Software Acquisition Pathway Interim Policy and Procedures
  • Explore implications for systems engineering and program management of iterative processes
  • Network with leaders and experts across multiple disciplines
  • Discuss challenges and solutions with those who know

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 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 among 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!


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 


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.


Ms. Tiffany Milnor