Designing the new

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Greetings federal spending enthusiasts! While our software development team is full steam ahead on building out the DATA Act Broker (which ingests federal spending data into the system), our design team is working hard on new concepts for the future ...Read More

DATA Act: The first government-wide agile project

Posted on: February 29, 2016

If you've ever worked on a technology project in government, you're probably most familiar with the "waterfall" methodology of software development. You have a long requirements gathering phase, then you write the software, test it, and launch. In contrast, agile development emphasizes working software that does the absolute minimum to achieve a mission, so that user feedback on the initial prototype can be incorporated early and often. The goal with agile development is to create a tight feedback loop where user feedback is driving the development. ...Read More