Gene Kim, Industry Experts to Lead Discussion at Agile in Government Summit

ARLINGTON, Va., May 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), will hold its Agile in Government Summit at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC from May 10-11, 2016 to examine case studies, best practices and lessons learned in Agile and Development and Operations (DevOps).

Award-winning CTO, noted researcher and author Gene Kim, Cloud Technology Partners Senior Vice President David Linthicum and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Chief Information Officer Mark Schwartz will serve as keynotes for the summit. Additional speakers and presenters include:

  • Gary Bliss – Office of Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA)
  • Peter Christensen – National Cyber Range
  • Matthew Kennedy – U.S. Treasury
  • Richard Knaster – Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • James McConnell – National Nuclear Security Administration

"We are proud to host the Agile in Government Summit in partnership with the Software Engineering Institute to provide a forum in which attendees can gain tools needed in this evolving environment," said Dave Chesebrough, President of AFEI. "We have held these events for the past six years, but this year we are really seeing a surge in interest not just in Agile methods but also in DevOps within government."

The Agile in Government Summit brings together industry, government and academic leaders to advance the practice of Agile in government. Topics of discussion will include the integration of Agile in a digital government; Agile in the Defense Department; and the challenges of government moving toward a DevOps culture.

The most current agenda for the Agile in Government Summit can be viewed here. Please register here.

About AFEI
The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is member-driven, creates communities of interest around current topics, and fosters collaboration between industry members and government stakeholders. AFEI has been serving the businesses and government agencies in the IT community since 1984. AFEI is a part of the National Defense Industrial Association, America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. To learn more about the event visit

About NDIA
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events. For more information, visit  


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