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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: DevOps Key to Agile Federal IT Platform Deployment

Casey Coleman
Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman, vice president of the federal civilian business group at Unisys, has said she believes the adoption of the development-operations concept can help federal information technology executives achieve efficiency and advance agile processes.

Coleman wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that DevOps requires federal agencies to undergo a “culture change” in order to rapidly deploy new IT platforms and services to customers.

Such a change calls for software developer teams and operations infrastructure staff to collaborate in order to identify and address any issues in the project at an early stage, Coleman wrote.

She also noted that NASA and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are among the agencies that have implemented the DevOps concept in an effort to achieve efficiency.

Coleman said agencies can also facilitate the migration of IT services to cloud environments through DevOps adoption.

“Regardless of where an agency’s culture sits, federal leaders need to bring their own ‘architects’ and ‘builders’ together in a culture of effective and seamless collaboration,” she added.

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