A new Homeland Security Department (DHS) program promoting agile software development has hit a stumbling block.
The $1.54 billion Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland contract vehicle — a group of 13 vendors pre-approved to sell agile services to the department — has been halted by protests from at least eight companies not included on that list.
Washington Technology first reported the protests.
INTEGRITYOne Partners, Harmonia Holdings Group, Cybermedia Technologies, Brillient Corp., Citizant, Ventera Corp., Incentive Technology Group and BC Digital Services filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Though Congress let GAO’s authority over civilian task orders worth more than $10 million lapse in September, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into a law a bill that makes the authority permanent.
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