HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT

Lucky 13 win $1.5B DHS Agile software contract

Thirteen companies have won the Homeland Security Department’s $1.5 billion Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland contract, known as FLASH.

The winners are:

  • Ad Hoc LLC
  • EDC Consulting
  • Emagine IT
  • Excella Consulting
  • Innovations Joint Venture
  • Karsun Solutions
  • LinkTec
  • Navitas Business Consulting
  • SemanticBits
  • SimonComputing
  • Soft Tech Consulting
  • Solution Technology Systems
  • Wexler Technical Solutions

FLASH was a result of a May 2012 Presidential Memorandum called Building a 21st Century Digital Government, which led the federal CIO to release a strategy called the “Digital Government Building a 21stCentury Platform to Better Service the American People,” according to the procurement solicitation.

The CIO’s strategy provided agencies with a 12-month roadmap to enable a more efficient and coordinated digital service delivery. For the Homeland Security Department this meant adopting Agile software development methods to become quicker in its design, development and deployment of secure, critical services.

Specific services will include collaboration, code development, integration support, data migration, DevOps, configuration management, user training and metrics reporting, according to Deltek.

FLASH has a one-year base and two option years. The contract also has an on-ramping option to manage the recertification process and maintain a sufficient number of contract awardees.

The on-ramping option will also allow the Homeland Security Department to offer work to some of the other 101 companies that did not win spots on the FLASH contract, according to the contract award notice.

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About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Ha! Let the protests commence? Bad companies got called out on their BS by a team of strong designers, Engineers, and agile experts. Protests will be swiftly and strongly upheld

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

It was a forward looking Procurement and a test of REAL AGILE Knowledge and Practice versus a cut and paste Paper response. It was a true test of PP and hands on Agile skill as a Team. Applaud PIL and CIO Office.

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Too bad that DHS only selected "known" federal contractors; there is no diversity in the geography of winners, or in any ability to bring deep commercial practices to DHS. Where are the non-traditional contractors DHS was seeking?

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Let the protests commence. Probably the worst procurement I have ever seen.

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