Here is a story about Agile's use in a governmental organisation: at the 2006 APLN Leadership Summit Mark Salamango and John Cunningham looked at the problems and opportunities of introducing Agile in Army environments. True Agile practices cannot be 'commanded' or 'directed’ but frequent delivery offers Agile leaders a "soft" kind of power that is, in fact, very effective.
John Cunningham leads Band XI International, a small, agile firm that combines embedded Java and Ruby/Rails to deliver innovative solutions to defense, health care, and other industries http://www.bandxi.com. Mark Salamango, formerly the Chief Pervasive Architect for the Army, continues his Agile work for www.BOSSDev.com as the Product Manager for Spinscape™.
The Agile Alliance organizes an annual international Agile conference, which brings together the key people in the Agile space to talk about techniques and technologies, attitudes and policies, research and experience, and the management and development sides of Agile software development.