The Information Technology-Cost Analysis Solutions Team (IT-CAST) presents the 2021 Joint IT and Software Cost Forum being held VIRTUALLY 14 – 17 September 2021. 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).
Have you ever wanted to hear from other Program Managers and their experience delivering applications in an agile environment? Ever wondered why or how cost analysis could help you manage an IT program? Are you interested in building a network with program managers, technologist and cost analysts? If so, the Joint IT and Software Cost Forum is for you!
Our forums' mission is to build coalitions across Federal agencies by bringing together Program Managers, Technologists and Cost Analysts and sharing successes, challenges and best practices to solve information technology, software and cost estimating 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
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' Proceedings
For your reference, please see the IT-CAST files from previous years.
Contact us at JointITSWCostForum@hq.dhs.gov.