Nicolas Chaillan on DOD’s DevSecOps Adoption

Nicolas Chaillan on DOD’s DevSecOps Adoption
Nicolas Chaillan Software Dev Chief U.S. Air Force

Nicolas Chaillan, chief software officer of the U.S. Air Force, said there are 200 teams across the Department of Defense applying DevSecOps with 650 software containers, Breaking Defense reported Monday.

Chaillan told the publication that PlatformOne, DOD’s DevSecOps infrastructure program that seeks to speed up software development and deployment, has saved $12.5 million and a year per application.

He said the Pentagon can “effectively save between 12 to 18 months per program for every five-year cycle of planned time" through DevSecOps automation.

DOD has published DevSecOps version 2.0 documents meant to accelerate app development. The documents include a fundamentals guide, a playbook and a reference guide for Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes.

Chaillan, who is one of the leaders behind the documents, has begun working with the Joint Staff J6 to bring DevSecOps to the Joint All Domain Command and Control initiative.

“The goal is to bring all the great work we’ve done with all these programs and help with the adoption of PlatformOne in JADC2 as an enterprise service that will be available for teams,” he said.

The effort will include the use of zero trust and identity management in addition to DevSecOps.

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