Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [government]

The tag has no usage guidance.

43
votes
7answers
7k views

Is Scrum incompatible with public tenders?

I was asked by a public organization to give an informal workshop about the 101 of agile development explaining terms and concepts of Scrum, Kanban, and the like. I have worked in agile environments ...
3
votes
2answers
181 views

Details about certain large enterprises and government agencies only using technologies that have existed for a while [closed]

I read somewhere (probably on StackExchange) that certain large enterprises and government agencies will only use technologies that have been around for ten years. Can't find the source right now. ...
120
votes
8answers
11k views

Why does the US government disallow dynamic languages for secure projects?

I know some people that are currently working on a project for the US military (low security level, non-combat human resources type data). An initial state of the project code was submitted to the ...
15
votes
2answers
650 views

Does NASA license the software that it develops?

NASA provides a visualization software called Panoply. There is a Credits and Acknowledgments page that acknowledges and lists the licenses of software dependencies, but provides no information about ...
11
votes
2answers
616 views

What ever happened to the Defense Software Reuse System (DSRS)? [closed]

I've been reading some papers from the early 90s about a US Department of Defense software reuse initiative called the Defense Software Reuse System (DSRS). The most recent mention of it I could find ...
24
votes
8answers
2k views

Challenges to the Agile approach on government projects

A previous Agile discussion here had good answers specifying what is critical to the success of implementing Agile methodology in software development. Most of the points were the typical ...
5
votes
3answers
130 views

How does a government development shop transition to developing open source solutions?

Our shop has identified several reasons why releasing our software solutions to the open source community would be a good idea. However, there are several reasons from a business stand point why ...