Tag Archives: software development

Applied Insight Names Stacey Page as President, Chief Growth Officer; CEO Amanda Brownfield Quoted

Stacey Page

Stacey Page, who formerly served as vice president of national intelligence at Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), has been named president and chief growth officer of Applied Insight. Page brings three decades of advanced experience in business development, operations management and software development to the newly created role, in which she will be responsible for execution and growth. 

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John Somplasky Named VP of Program Excellence for DSA; Chairman Fran Pierce Quoted

John Somplasky Named

Data Systems Analysts announced on Tuesday that John Somplasky has received a promotion to become the company’s new vice president of Program Excellence and Quality Management. He brings a strong depth of technical knowledge to the role as well as first hand experience in the company’s cybersecurity program and information security management system. 

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Air Force’s Kessel Run Shares ‘Chaos Engineering’ Practices to Navy’s Black Pearl; Omar Marrero Quoted

U.S. Air Force

Kessel Run, or the DevSecOps unit of the Air Force Life Cycle Management (AFLCM) Center, has started sharing a set of standard operating procedures for "Chaos Engineering" to the Department of the Navy’s Black Pearl to help it in providing cloud-based enterprise platform and development tool. Kessel Run conducted its first simulated attack in 2020. 

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GAO: DOD Needs Data Strategies to Improve IT Acquisition Monitoring


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Department of Defense (DOD) to revisit its chief information officer risk ratings, improve data collection initiatives and develop data strategies for its business systems and software acquisition pathways to help enhance acquisition monitoring. Some of these changes are improving data transparency and implementing Agile software development.

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NIST Seeks Position Papers on Standards to Improve Software Supply Chain Security

USAID Privacy Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking position papers that will shape the agenda for a two-day virtual workshop in June as part of efforts to improve software supply chain security and comply with a White House executive order meant to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity.

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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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USAF’s Kessel Run Announces Software Modernization Milestone for AOC Weapon System; Col. Brian Beachkofski Quoted

Col. Brian Beachkofski

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Operations Center Weapon System (AOC-WS) program has reached a key milestone in its effort to replace its legacy systems for command-and-control planning and execution with the achievement of minimum viable product (MVP) status by its set of software applications called Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite (KRADOS).

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Army Unveils Software Factory in Texas; Gen. Mark Milley Quoted

Gen. Mark Milley

The U.S. Army opened its first software factory at the Austin Community College in Texas that will develop new applications and train soldier-coders on how to adopt technology to improve operations. “This is the first time that we have a soldier-led [software] factory,” said Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award recipient

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