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 Agile in Government Summit 2016 

Agile in Government 

 Advancing Agile 

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 5/10/2016  to 5/11/2016 


 Kellogg Conference Center & Hotel, Gallaudet University 


 Tammy Kicker, CEM, CMP 




Gary Bliss


Gary Bliss

 David Linthicum

Matt Kennedy,


The Agile In Government Summit 2016 is focused entirely on adoption of Agile principles by Government programs, agencies and teams.

Get access to the thought leaders who are making agile happen in today's environment.

The Summit brings together industry, government and academic leaders to advance about the state of the practice of agile in Government.  It features talks by leaders, presentations of best practice, lessons learned, new ideas in interactive sessions designed to maximize audience value.

Agile and Digital Government

Agile methods are a fundamental element of Digital Government. The GSA, US Treasury, FCC, NNSA, USCIS, VA, IRS, and many other agencies are adopting agile in driving to better customer outcomes.

Agile in Defense

There is perhaps no greater cultural challenge than bringing agile methods into the 'command and control' environment of DoD. Yet more DoD programs are turning to agile.  Now

DevOps and Government

DevOps (Development and Operations) is being used to great effect by commercial companies who want frequent deployments of capabilities into operating systems.  It's not so easy with Government.  Departmental silos and communication roadblocks can hinder the collaboration across functions necessary to make DevOps work.  DevOps requires change and letting go of the status quo.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016



8:15 AM


Mr. John Foreman
Software Engineering Institute

8:30 AM

Invited Keynote Speaker

David LinthicumDavid Linthicum

Cloud Computing Visionary, CTO & CEO, Author, and Speaker


9:15 AM


10:00 AM

Networking Break

Concurrent Sessions

10:15 AM

The Basics

Introduction to Agile, SCRUM and DevOps

What you need to know to understand a program that is pursuing agile: Concepts, Terminology, Approaches

Richard Cheng, Excella Consulting



Hot Topics In Agile

A Lean Coffee setting where attendees determine topics to be discussed: EVM, DevOps, Contracting, Scaling, Non-SW Use, Culture Change, Testing, Security

Mary Ann Lapham, Software Engineering Institute

Intermediate to Advanced


12:00 PM


1:00 PM


G2 Enterprise Information Management System

A Case Study

Lessons Learned in Contracting for Agile

Projects, Culture and Organizational Change

James McConnell

Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure and Operations
National Nuclear Security Administration

Matthew Kennedy, PhD

Program Manager
Office of Management – Examination Systems Application Services Delivery, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Treasury

1:45 PM


Cybersecurity T&E and the National Cyber Range: Top 10 Lessons Learned

Presentation Selected from Abstracts


Peter Christensen



Director, National Cyber Range, Test Resource Management Center, DoD

2:30 PM

Networking Break

Presentation Selected from Abstracts

Presentation Selected from Abstracts

Presentation Selected from Abstracts


Presentation Selected from Abstracts

4:15  PM


4:30 PM

Closing Speaker

Wednesday, May 11, 2016



8:15 AM


8:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Gary BlissGary Bliss
Director, Program Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (OASD(A))


9:15 AM

Keynote Speaker

10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

Innovation, Agile and Government

Invited panelists from USDS, 18F, DIUx, USCIS

11:30 PM


12:30 PM

Closing Speaker

1:30 PM

Lean Coffee Session

What Did We Hear, What Do We Need?

4:30 PM

Closing Speaker


The Agile in Government 2016 Summit is being held at

Kellogg CenterKellogg Conference Hotel
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 651-6000

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The Kellogg Conference Hotel is conveniently located on the historic campus of Gallaudet University in northeastern Washington DC, approximately 1.5 miles from Capitol Hill and 2 miles from the National Mall.


Parking is available on-campus at the parking garage on 6th street.  As a guest of the Kellogg Conference Hotel, you can only park in the three-story garage located near the Conference Center. Additional space is located directly across 6th Street in an over-flow lot.  You may be required to display a a temporary parking permit as an event participant.


Parking Directions

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From the North:

- Take Interstate 95 South to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. (Route 295).
Follow New York Ave. when the Parkway becomes Rt. 50/ New York Ave.
- Turn left at Bladensburg Road (the first stop light on New York Ave.)
- Go right onto Mt. Olivet Road (the second stop light on Bladensburg Rd.)
- Go left onto West Virginia Avenue (the first stop light on West Virginia Ave.
- Go right onto Florida Avenue (the first stop light on West Virginia Ave.)
- Take the first right into Gallaudet University Campus.

From the South:

- Take Interstate 395 North into Washington via the 14th Street Bridge.
- Get off at the Sixth Street Exit and Proceed north to Florida Avenue, NE.
- Go right onto Florida Avenue
- Turn left – just beyond Sixth St.,NE.

From the Southeast:

- From Route 5 North, turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Go right onto Eighth Street, NE.
- Proceed North on Eighth Street to Gallaudet University Main Gate

From Dulles Airport:

- Merge onto VA267E.
- VA267E becomes I66 E.
- Merge onto Jefferson Davis Hwy/VA110 S via exit number 75 toward Pentagon/Alexandria.
- Take the I395 N toward US1 N.
- Turn right onto New York Ave. NW/US50.
- Turn right onto Florida Ave. NE.

From the West:

- From Connecticut Avenue South, go past Chevy Chase Circle to Military Road.
- Turn left onto Military Road and continue until you cross Georgia Avenue & Military Road (Military Road becomes Missouri Avenue).
- Continue on Missouri Avenue to North Capitol Street.
- Turn right onto North Capitol Street and stay right.
- Continue on North Capitol Street until you pass Michigan Avenue.
- Get in the left lane and continue one block past Florida Avenue.
- Turn left onto P Street (P Street will Lead you back onto Florida Avenue).
- Turn right onto Florida Avenue. Continue on Florida Avenue past New York Avenue.
- Turn left at Eighth Street, NE onto Gallaudet University Campus.



Online Registration Open Now!

Register Now Online!

Online registration is through the NDIA event portal using your NDIA customer number.  If you do not have an NDIA customer number you must create an account.  This does not automatically register you for the event.  If you need assistance please contact NDIA Association Services ([email protected]) or call (703) 522-1820.

Government Attendees

  • Complimentary Registration for the Summit program is for US Government Employees and active duty US military. Valid employee email is required at time of registration and employee ID is required at time of onsite check-in.
  • Optional Two-day Meal Pass $40 is available to assist in coverage of incurred cost.
  • Contractors do not qualify for Government Registration and must register as Industry.
  • Non-US or Allied Governments may attend under government registration.

Academia Attendees

  • Academia Registration is for full-time students or professors at an academic institution. Valid employee email is required at time of registration and academic ID is required at time of onsite check-in.
  • Adjunct professors or part-time students are not eligible.
  • Full Summit access and two-day Meal pass are included with industry registration.

Industry Registration

  • Industry Registration is for any person company employed including contractors.
  • Full Summit access and two-day Meal pass are included with industry registration.

Registration Schedule & Fees

Registration Dates & Schedule of Fees

Early fee
ends 04/11/16

Regular fee 
ends 05/06/16

Onsite fee
begins 05/7/16

Government Employee OR Active Duty Military

Complimentary Program

Complimentary Program


Government Only - Optional $40 Two Day Meal Pass at time of registration
Academia Employee




Industry Member




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, and Networking Lunches (as noted per registration category) 
  • 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, May 4, 2016.
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]).


Online registration for this event occurs through the NDIA Customer Portal.

Registering Through the NDIA Customer Portal
If you already have an account with NDIA you may login to register using your email address or Customer ID number and your password. Assistance is available from NDIA Association Services.

If you do not have an account with NDIA then you must create a new account and then continue with the registration process.

NOTE: Creating a customer account does not register you for the event. You must complete that step after creating the customer account.

For assistance please e-mail NDIA Association Services ([email protected]) or call (703) 522-1820.

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.

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 sponsors are highlighted the messaging.

Selected sponsorship may include a Lightning Round brief as part of the scheduled program.  What is a Lightning round opportunity? See all the details are in the sponsorship prospectus.

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

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 Sponsorship details. The Sponsorship Prospectus outlines each partner package and the sponsorship contract form.

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

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: Friday, April 8, 2016

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

Advancing Agile:  Agile Methods - Digital Services - DevOps

Presentations will be considered from business and Government that address:

  • New 5000.02: What Difference Does It Make Now?
  • DevOps In Government IT Systems
  • Program Management & Governance
  • Contracting: Language, Development Reviews, Deliverables, & Reporting
  • Culture and Organizational Change: Roles, and being able to responsibly empower teams and create high trust/quality delivery environments
  • Enterprise Agility for Programs and Organizations: Framework, Process, Governance
  • Beyond Software: Applying Agile Principles in Other Areas
  • Testing, Certification & Accreditation (C&A), and Information Assurance in Agile

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 April 15, 2016. 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.

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

Point of Contact

Tammy Kicker, CEM, CMP
AFEI Business Operations
[email protected]
(703) 247-9494

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Silver Partners