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Federal IT officials spill what they want from contractors

At a recent AFCEA Bethesda breakfast, three senior federal IT officials shared what they want from contractors, according to FCW.

For one, contractors can help with the redundancy of legacy systems. One CIO said that contractors need to be flexible to work around her schedule and not expect her to be involved in every single procurement decision.

Another official stressed that contractors should not get too caught up with buzzwords that have been beaten to death like “agile,” as it has a tendency to fall on deaf ears, and said he instead prefers a hybrid model over an agile one, FCW reported.

Reader Comments

Tue, Jan 19, 2016

I'm disappointed with the article's brevity. Using "spill" in the byline suggests new and inportant infornation will finally be revealed. However, the content was elementary, already known by most of the audience. I would have enjoyed reading a more comprehensive article, which referenced the AFCEA breakfast as well as other sources found during the journalistic investigation.

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 Ikr Ttyl Virginia

Really, they prefer hybrid over agile? I guess they prefer legacy over modern. Perhaps they prefer floppy disks over flash and servers in their closets over the cloud. Too bad this was no attribution. That CIO needs to be fired immediately

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