Sarah Fahden, the chief of the Verification Program Portfolio at USCIS, said the journey to being a dev/ops or agile shop started quickly after DHS made the project a high priority modernization program almost six years ago.
The Homeland Security Department is looking beyond the "DevOps" trend -- blending development teams with operations teams to encourage closer collaboration and quick deployments -- with the intention of adding security teams into the mix.
In a "walk & talk" interview, Colorado Digital Transformation Officer Brandon Williams highlights the state IT office's efforts to use DevOps to change how government works.
For the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), one key strategy has been the creation of cloud implementation team that brings individuals from security, applications and network teams to identify the most pressing issues.
Security challenges can make it difficult for governments to adopt enterprise-style cloud agility, as discussed at the recent AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.
DevOps is used to incorporate new learnings into operations solutions in an automated and repeatable manner, but it can be challenging to implement DevOps within legacy systems.
Government IT teams in the Middle East are looking to implement DevOps despite the unique challenges of the public sector, in order to increase efficiency, automate compliance, and decrease time to market.
A 'cloud first' mission strategy, adopted by many agencies after the Obama administration's Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, would go hand-in-hand with a 'Dev-Ops first' approach, which allows for faster deployment of digital services.
Transforming government IT to be more agile and responsive, along with a focus on DevOps principles and a scalable public cloud infrastructure, will form the basis for cost-efficient government during a time of Brexit uncertainty.
With the rise of faster, agile-oriented programming methods, there are new ways to find and eradicate software bugs early and often.