NCI secures FADS II task order from US DHS

NCI has received a $43m Flexible Agile Development Services (FADS) II task order from the US Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Awarded under the DHS EAGLE II contract, the firm-fixed-price multiple award comes with a six-month base and two six-month option periods.

FADS II seeks to offer a flexible agile capability to help successfully complete IT projects across USCIS to support an advanced, electronic and customer-centric architecture.

NCI president and CEO Paul Dillahay said: “USCIS is at the forefront of the federal government's movement to utilize agile and lean IT delivery methodologies.

“NCI’s corporate experience and capabilities are a perfect fit for the type of development USCIS is seeking to accomplish with FADS II. Our background of federal and commercial work using agile processes allows us to be innovative and cost-efficient for this important new customer.”

As part of the deal, NCI will supply agile/DevOps teams to collaborate with other FADS II contractors using agile and lean processes, such as Scrum.

Using a scaled agile approach, the teams will participate with federal employees and other contractors to deliver high-quality mission value.

In addition, the teams will innovate new ways to deliver cost-effective government IT services with greater frequency and responsiveness.

NCI vice-president Suzanne Liscouski said: “As an original EAGLE II contract award holder, we are pleased to serve as a true technical partner and agile leader for USCIS.

“Our technical staff and team are ready to apply the extensive knowledge gained from our long and diverse agile background. We look forward to raising the bar and better supporting the immigration experience from adjudicators to applicants alike.”