Tag Archives: DevSecOps

SAIC to Acquire Halfaker and Associates; CEO Nazzic Keene, Baird’s Jean Stack Quoted

Nazzic Keene

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a leading federal health technology solutions provider, for approximately $250 million to grow the company’s digital transformation portfolio, SAIC announced on Thursday. SAIC and Halfaker’s solutions will strengthen the company’s robust digital transformation portfolio in areas such as DevSecOps, digital engineering, automation, and process improvement.

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Nicolas Chaillan on DOD’s DevSecOps Adoption

Nicolas Chaillan

Nicolas Chaillan, chief software officer of the U.S. Air Force, said there are 200 teams across the Department of Defense (DOD) applying DevSecOps with 650 software containers. He said 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.

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FEMA Unveils Plans to Implement New Cybersecurity Controls; Ted Okada Quoted

Cybersecurity Controls

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has teamed up with information technology organizations under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish cybersecurity controls that could automate security processes. Ted Okada, chief technology officer at FEMA, said the agency intends to adopt a zero-trust security posture and handle as well as compute data at the edge.

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Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence Platform Achieves FedRAMP-Moderate Authorization; Doug Natal Quoted

Doug Natal

Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence Platform has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization at a Moderate impact level. “The FedRAMP Moderate authorization further validates the security of our Continuous Intelligence Platform, and builds on our momentum in helping federal customers operate successfully in the cloud,” said Doug Natal, general manager, Sumo Logic Public Sector. 

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USAF Adds Lockheed Martin to Platform One DevSecOps Software Program; Nic Chaillan Quoted

Nicolas Chaillan

The U.S. Air Force has added Lockheed Martin to Platform One, a software development program that works to develop and deliver new software applications for defense missions. “It’s clear from their actions that Lockheed Martin is embracing DevSecOps and is committed to advancing Platform One capabilities,” said Nic Chaillan, the Air Force’s chief software officer

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Department of the Navy Announces Formation of DevSecOps Task Force

NTIA SBOM

The Department of the Navy is establishing a DevSecOps task force to help speed up software development and delivery and improve data security, FCW reported Friday. The Jan. 15 memo states that the task force will provide the information superiority executive steering group with a set of recommendations within two months to facilitate the creation of a strategy for enterprisewide DevSecOps implementation.

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NGA’s Andy Brooks on Efforts to Deploy Cloud for Secure, Unclassified Data Access

Andy Brooks

Andy Brooks, chief data scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has said the agency was able to harness cloud to provide access to secure but unclassified data for its remote staff. Brooks told the publication that NGA modified its data-access strategy and launched an effort to balance data protection with value delivery for global users. 

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Sevatec Names Ryan Taibl as VP of USCIS Portfolio; Sonny Kakar Quoted

Sevatec

Sevatec has appointed Ryan Taibl as vice president of the company’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) portfolio of business. "We are thrilled to have someone with Ryan's experience and background join Sevatec to help continue delivering exceptional outcomes for one of our most critical customers," said Sonny Kakar, founder and CEO of Sevatec

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Peter Ranks: DoD Information Enterprise Office Explores Intersection of DevOps, Cybersecurity

Peter Ranks

Peter Ranks, deputy chief information officer for Information Enterprise at the Department of Defense (DoD), said his office will help DoD track its cybersecurity progress when implementing DevOps software development practices. DoD designated the program as one of its enterprise service providers for DevSecOps in May 2020 to take security measures into consideration throughout the software development process. 

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Gen. John Raymond Unveils Priorities in Planning Guidance for Space Force

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, laid out in a planning guidance his five priorities for organizing the new military branch and one of those is to establish a lean and agile service. “This planning guidance is going to be absolutely critical to us as we develop that force design going forward,” Raymond said. 

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