The Information Technology-Cost Analysis Solutions Team (IT-CAST) presents the 2020 Joint IT and Software Cost Forum being held VIRTUALLY on 15 – 17 September 2020. This year’s event is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National-Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
The forum’s mission is to build coalitions across federal agencies by bringing program managers and cost analysts together to share successes and exchange practices for solving tomorrow’s software and IT challenges.
This year’s forum is focused on Creating an Adaptive Mindset required for delivering Agile, Cloud, and Cybersecurity excellence for the Federal Government. Our mission is to build coalitions across Federal agencies to share Program Management successes, exchange cost estimating practices, and bring together Program Managers, Technologists and Cost Analysts for solving tomorrow’s software and information technology challenges..
Don’t miss visionary keynotes, exciting presentations and discussion panels for the following topic/discussion tracks:
- Agile IT/SW Development
- Program Management & Cost
- Big Data & Data Visualization
2020 Registration and Agenda
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2020 Forum IT-CAST Proceedings
For your reference, please see this year's IT-CAST files.
History and Overview
On August 10, 2015, the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA) inaugurated the Software and Information Technology Cost Integrated Product Team (Software and IT-CIPT) meeting at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Crystal City, Virginia. The inaugural event, chaired by Dr. Wilson Rosa, was a huge success as evidenced by the large turnout (>134 participants) and great reviews.
On August 22, 2016, the Software and IT-CIPT and the IT-CAST merged as a cross-agency event. This joint forum called "Software and IT-CAST" was formed by the NCCA and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Corporate Assessment and Program Evaluation (NGA CAPE).
The Software and IT-CAST meeting became a venue to build coalitions with government and industry through exchanging cost data, sharing lessons learned, and establishing best practices concerning software and IT cost estimation. Today, the group known as “IT-CAST” presents an annual Joint IT and Software Cost Forum.
Previous Years' IT-CAST Proceedings
For your reference, please see the IT-CAST files from previous years.
Contact us at JointITSWCostForum@hq.dhs.gov.