The Information Technology-Cost Analysis Solutions Team (IT-CAST) presents the 2020 Joint Software and IT Cost Forum being held 15 – 16 September at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Crystal City, Virginia. 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 2-day forum is focused on creating an adaptive mindset required for delivering software/IT and cost analysis excellence for the Federal Government.
Don’t miss visionary keynotes, exciting presentations and discussion panels for the following topic/discussion tracks:
- Agile IT/SW Development
- Program Management
- Big Data & Data Visualization
**We are currently seeking new and exciting speakers in these areas! If you or someone you know is interested, please send your thoughts and ideas for speakers to JointITSWCostForum@hq.dhs.gov.
Registration and Agenda
The registration link and agenda for this year's forum will be coming soon.
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 Software and IT Cost Forum.
Previous Years IT-Cast Proceedings
For your reference, please see the IT-Cast files from previous years.