The U.S. Marshals Service is implementing Agile and DevOps methodologies toÂ address its system modernization objectives, Federal News Network reported Thursday.
Karl Mathias, chief information officer of USMS, told the publication that the agency intends to deploy automated technologies as part of its DevOps implementation toÂ speed up procedures and rapidly deliver capabilities to end users. He added that USMS wants to adopt a risk-based approach throughout the authority to operate process for large system modernization projects.
âWe are taking slow steps on that and we are still working out the exact way we want to do it,â Mathias noted. âWe actually will be looking for vendor help along the way. We want to let them tell us what is the best way to approach this.â
USMSÂ spent over 80 percent of its information technology funding on legacy systems and is facing backlog issues on application development and fielding.