“With the federal government increasingly embracing modern approaches to software development like Agile and DevOps, acquisition specialists like those at General Services Administration’s 18F digital services agency see great benefits in applying more flexible contracting methods in order to improve product design and development in the long run.”
“Digital services leaders across government often see older and less agile contracting and acquisition methods as being disconnected with the more responsive development style that is needed, for example, to build websites and applications that help decrease wait times or deliver benefits with greater ease, or to implement automation functions that allow federal employees to perform their jobs more efficiently.”
“Leaders at 18F are encouraging the adoption of modular contracting, a style of contracting that improves the efficiency of product design and the development cycle by breaking larger up-front contracts into more…” Read the full article here.
Source: 18F Brings Responsive Approach to Acquisitions, Contracting – By Adam Patterson, January 12, 2021. GovernmentCIO.