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 Agile in Government: Mutual Adaptation 


 Adapting agile to acquisition and acquisition to agile 

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 2/25/2015  to 2/26/2015 


 The Waterford, Springfield, VA 


 Tammy Kicker, [email protected] 



Thursday February 26 Inclement Weather Notice


The event will proceed as scheduled.  Attendees are urged to exercise caution and good judgment regarding travel to the event.


Mutual Adaptation - Adapting agile to acquisition and acquisition to agile

Join 38 Government Agencies to discuss the ins and outs of Agile and agile enterprises.  See who is coming here

The most comprhensive look at where Government is going with Agile.  Agile and EVM, DevOps, agile acquisition - moving Government towards a more agile enterprise.

Hear where US Digital Services Team is going with Agile

Scaling, Contracting, Governance, Measurement

The purposes of this event are:

  • develop better understanding of how agile software development methods can be fit within prescribed processes of government acquisition
  • to discuss the changing technology of modern information-intensive businesses and the implications these have for evolving Government approaches to streamlining IT,
  • and to share as a community experiences, challenges and success that help organizations integrate agile approaches in order to deliver better results - faster, better, cheaper!

Win a Book!

Thre speakers are giving away a copy of their latest book.  Attendees have a chance to win  one of these books:

 SOA and Cloud Convergence  Agile Architecture Revolution  F.I.R.E.
Cloud Computing and
SOA Convergence
Agile Architecture
David Linthicum  Jason Bloomberg  Dan Ward


In Partnership with 



Stevens Institute



Agile In Government

Wednesday Program

Thursday Program


Roger BAkerRoger W. Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, AgileEx





David LinthicumDavid Linthicum, Enterprise Technologist, Analyst for Gigaom Research, SVP Cloud Technology Partners




Jason Bloomberg, CEO, Intellyx






Gordon Kranz, Deputy Director, PARCA 




Joshua Seckel, Chief, Processes and Practices, OIT Applied Technology Division, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services, DHS


Matt Kennedy, Ph.D., Project Officer for Defense WWTCIP, Army PEO-EIS




NGAJonathan Mostowski, Senior Contracts Officer, NGA





The Waterford at Springfield

Waterford at Springfield
6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150


The Waterford at Springfield is approximately 2 miles from the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.

Free Parking is available.


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Courtyard Marriott Springfield
6710 Commerce Street
Springfield, Virginia 22150
(703) 924-7200

Should you need accommodations nearby the Waterford venue, the Courtyard Marriott is across the street from the Waterford. 
The courtesy rate is $119 SGL/DBL and you must mention the event and be registered for the event to receive this rate.  Cutoff date is February 10th.

Other locations are nearby and may have availibility at a higher rate.
No courtesy rate is offered. Rates will vary.

Hilton Springfield
6550 Loisdale Road
Springfield, Virginia 22150
(703) 971-8900


Online registration is now closed. 

All may register on-line at the NDIA event portal. You may use your current NDIA customer number, or if you don't have one the system will assign one to you.

View/Download/Print registration form (Registration Form is a fillable pdf)
complete the form and submit via fax (703) 522-3192 or email to
[email protected].

Government Attendees

  • Registration is free for US Government Employees and active duty US military. Valid ID is required.
  • Meal Pass for lunches is available for $35 for the event for Government
  • Contractors do not qualify for Government Registration and must register as Industry
  • Non-US Allied Government attendees MUST register via Fax or e-mail using a fillable registration form. Please contact [email protected] to request

Academia Attendees

  • To qualify for Academia Registration you must be a full-time student or professor at an academic institution. Adjunct professors or part-time students who have full-time employment are not eligible.

Industry Registration

  • Meals are included with industry registration.

 Registration Category





 2/21/15 -

      Government Civilian/Active Military Fees
or Non-US/Allied Government

US Government and Active Duty Military
(Meal pass available for purchase - see below)



Government Additional Options and Fees
Two-Day Meal Pass for Government

Meal passes for Government attendees are available as an optional purchase at the time of registration. Meal passes will not be available for sale at the event. It will cover two days for the food & beverage.




Non-US/Allied Government



     Academia Fees

Academic Institutions
(Fulltime Employees)



Industry Fees

Industry Member (AFEI/NDIA & Affiliates)



Industry Non-Member



With your purchase of full registration, attendees are entitled access (unless otherwise stipulated) to:

  • All General and Breakout Sessions
  • Vendor Displays
  • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Lunches
  • Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
  • Post-event Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)


For Government: Please consider your free registration as a commitment to attend. AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offer free registration due to restrictions placed on travel and event attendance. We ask our ”no fee” registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made as it does impact key elements to the events learning objectives and outreach.


The on-line registration will close Wednesday, February 20, 2015.
After this date you may still register at the event at the on-site rates.


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds can be given for cancellation. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. There is a $25.00 change fee if a financial change is made. Requests for substitutions must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker ([email protected]).

AFEI reserves the right to make changes and updates to this website and all event information.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships provide maximum visibility and brand recognition. You can strengthen your market position, make key contacts, showcase your products and services, and develop relationships with new customers, while reinforcing your existing customer relations. Sponsorships add a critical tool to your current marketing strategy. AFEI regularly sends marketing outreach e-mail blasts to over 50,000 persons across the U.S., and sponsor logos are highlighted in each message.

Silver Partners receive lightning round briefs during the lunch period.

There is still time to be included. Get your logo on this event by sponsoring.

Click here for the Prospectus.

Click here for the Agreement.

Sponsorship Levels

Gold Partner


Silver Partner


Bronze Partner




Who will attend?

Government decision makers, prime contractors, systems integrators and consultants looking to learn about how to make their agile implementations more effective and more tightly aligned with agency processes, academic researchers and FFRDC's who are investigating Agile methods and making recommendations to their Government sponsors.

Contact Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703-247-9494) for details on how to become a sponsor at this event and receive the Sponsorship Form

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military. During registration and check-in, each participant will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. Badges must be worn at all conference functions.

Special Needs
AFEI supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should call or email Tammy Kicker, at (703)247- 9494, ([email protected]).


Call for Presentation Abstracts

The Call for Presentations is Now Closed

Submitters will be notified shortly if they were selected to present in Agile in Government.

Submit a Presentation Abstract
This event builds on previous ADAPT sessions, and is looking at the practical adaptations necessary to make agile methods work in Government organizations.

We invite high-quality, professional presentations that integrate with the Agile in Government theme and that address the focus areas being featured in the event.  The topics reflect the successes that agile is having in government as well as the challenges. 

Submission Deadline: January 16, 2015

Benefits of Presenting

  • Share your expertise with your colleagues
  • Receive recognition for your organization or program
  • Connect with others with practical lessons regarding aspects of Agile methods adoption
  • Demonstrate your thought leadership to the community
  • Expand your professional portfolio

Conference presenters receive full admission to the event.

The theme of the event is

Mutual Adaptation: Adapting Agile to Government Acquisition and Adapting Government Acquisition to Agile

Presentations will be considered from business and Government that address:

  • Contracting for Agile Projects
  • Culture and Organizational Change
  • Measuring agile project progress in government settings
  • Adapting government requirements processes to an agile setting
  • Scaling Agile
  • Performance, Reporting, and Meaningful Metrics
  • The Role of Agile in Interim DoD Instruction 5000.02
  • Using EVM in Agile Government Contexts
  • DevOps: Impacts for Government IT Systems

Abstracts must be submitted electronically at the following link.

AFEI is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association and this is NDIA’s standard abstract submittal process. 

Submittal instructions
Submitters must complete all required fields for the abstract to be submitted.  Once the submission form is complete, click on the Preview button at the bottom of the page to review the submission for correctness, completeness and readability (Note:  When cutting and pasting text use this feature to be sure the form has not altered paragraphing or spacing.)  When satisfied click the submit button.  You should then be taken back to the AFEI event page Http://

Selection of abstracts for presentation will be made by the program committee.  Submitters will be notified by e-mail on January 23, 2015.  Abstracts not selected for this event may be identified for presentation in future ADAPT events.

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  Sponsors have logos on materials, display tables and opportunity to speak during Lunchtime Lightning Rounds.  For more information contact Tammy Kicker via e-mail at [email protected].

This event is organized by the Association for Enterprise Information in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and the Systems Engineering Research Center operated for the Department of Defense by Stevens Institute.

For more information contact Tammy Kicker via e-mail at [email protected]

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Supported by Academic Co-Hosts