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author: Benjamin J. Balter
title: 'Federal Agility: a Cultural Solution to a Technical Problem'
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+excerpt: "Increasingly slim federal IT budgets are best optimized by a concerted effort at realigning organization values around more agile approaches to software development"
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Technology long-ago lapped the approach the government has traditionally taken to managing it. A highly entrenched, management-directed culture fatal to agile has taken foothold in the nation's capital, and shows no signs of lessening. Agencies must seek to build a workforce open to embodying the agile philosophy not only on paper, but also in their day-to-day work. Functionality and the agency's mission, not technology, should rule the workplace. None of this is possible, however, without significant pressure, both top down and bottom up, to make this cultural shift not only a priority, but a necessity of survival in today's 21st century government. As the public's scrutiny turns increasingly toward the federal budget, it is especially important that agencies are smarter about their development efforts and see them not as a line-item expense, but rather as a potential cost-saving innovation.
-*Originally adapted from, [Towards a More Agile Government](http://ben.balter.com/2011/11/29/towards-a-more-agile-government/), 41 Pub. Cont. L.J. 149, The Public Contract Law Journal, Fall 2011. [Singificantly updated](https://github.com/benbalter/benbalter.github.com/commit/b6f7f7a623c5cca51b0c5fa8bc16aa758e0ee4ab), December 2012.*
+*Originally adapted from, [Towards a More Agile Government](http://ben.balter.com/2011/11/29/towards-a-more-agile-government/), 41 Pub. Cont. L.J. 149, The Public Contract Law Journal, Fall 2011. [Singificantly updated](https://github.com/benbalter/benbalter.github.com/commit/b6f7f7a623c5cca51b0c5fa8bc16aa758e0ee4ab), December 2012.*

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