A little more than a year ago, the Department of Homeland Security canceled a planned $1.5 billion agile-focused procurement.
At the time, DHS officials owned the failure publicly. Now, the failed Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland (FLASH) could get a new life, at least in parts, in the next DHS IT services contract now under development, according to the agency’s procurement chief.
The agency is now developing a successor to its Security Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II (known familiarly as EAGLE II), which expires in 2020. Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at DHS told FCW that some of the agile methodologies the agency was experimenting with in FLASH is on the table for EAGLE II.