A few weeks ago I wrote about the Department of Homeland Security’s Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland procurement — a $1.5 billion IDIQ for agile software development services. DHS attracted about 100 vendors to participate in a “tech demo,” where each came in to work on an actual project for half a day, which replaced proposal writing. The FLASH award was protested by some of the losers, and DHS eventually decided some of the criticisms had merit — though they represented honest mistakes — and cancelled the procurement.
The government’s desire to move to cloud computing is gaining significant momentum. The White House is