The federal developer community will now have access to a modern tool used by the private sector to streamline the development process, according to DevOps.com.
CircleCI is the first continuous integration tool authorized by FedRAMP, a strict set of requirements to protect security for government technology. Agencies like the Small Business Administration, General Services Administration, and the Department of Veterans Affairs are already taking advantage of this new opportunity for effective, built-in security for development.
From the article:
“Traditional approaches to securing federal IT systems focus heavily on assessing and responding to security issues just before ‘go live’. This model is costly and burdensome because identified security issues can result in rework and do-overs. Using automated continuous integration and continuous deployment tools such as CircleCI, we’re able to move cybersecurity requirements ‘left’ in the process to achieve a true ‘build security in’ model.”
– Beau Houser, Chief Information Security Officer at U.S. Small Business Administration