DOD 'a work in progress' on reforming software practices as 18 programs adopt new acquisition pathway

By Justin Doubleday / June 4, 2021 at 5:05 PM
The Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment directorate is in the early days of measuring whether new reforms are improving the department's notoriously outdated software development practices, with an initial 18 programs now using the new procedures, according to a DOD official. Tory Cuff, senior adviser for agile acquisition within A&S, said DOD's shift from waterfall software development to agile best practices is largely contingent upon the "digital talent" in DOD's workforce, as well as the defense industrial base. "The department...

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