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HOW OMB CAN MAKE “AGILE GOVERNMENT” A REALITY

Several recent updates to federal IT policies opened the door for OMB to consider how the concept of agile for federal regulations could work.

Over the last 18 months, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) painstakingly went over nearly every federal technology policy that came out in the last 20 years with an eye toward modernization. Every new policy, whether for cloud or identity management or data center consolidation and optimization, that came from that effort included a list of rescinded regulations which had grown old and held no value any more.

This exercise has led to a new way of thinking about policymaking, and OMB and other agencies are taking a page out of the agile software development playbook and applying this methodology to policymaking.

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