By: Sean Kramer
Gaining a technological edge is a strategic necessity in our increasingly digital world. This is especially true for the U.S. government. Not only is their “IT workforce drain a ‘creeping’ crisis bigger than Y2K1,” according to former United States Chief Information Officer (CIO) Tony Scott, but the prevalent ‘waterfall’ management process is not keeping pace with the digital demands of Americans, either. Citizens have new needs and expectations from government – outmoded IT processes need to transform and adapt to the Digital Age. This potential crisis is in fact a tremendous opportunity for government to not only replenish their ranks with forward-thinking technical professionals (developers, technical architects, and user experience, to name a few), but empower an untapped crop of Agile personnel to lead them.