Software Development

NTIA to Host Proof-of-Concept Summit in Software Transparency Effort

More agencies are starting to ask suppliers for a software bill of materials in building a foundation for better, faster cybersecurity.

Shift Left: DevSecOps and the Path to Continuous Authority to Operate

DevSecOps, containerization and cloud native security methods are here, but streamlining their use is an ongoing challenge in government.

Pentagon’s Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative Presents an Ambitious Model for the Future of Software

The Air Force’s chief software officer provided insights into the operation of Platform One, a project at the beginning of what could be a profound transformation for cybersecurity.

Cloud Adoption Can Be Risky Business—But That’s Not Bad, Officials Say

Permission to fail on smaller projects can help pave the way to successful deployments.

Ditching Legacy Systems Will Require Adjusting Some Regulations, Experts Say

Federal investment in upgraded technology will help governments better take care of the American people, experts say, but that means rules must be updated to foster innovation

DevSecOps: The Benefits of a More Dynamic DOD

Leveraging unclassified resources for the development of code to be run in a classified manner has many tangible advantages.

Senate Defense Authorization Amendment Looks to Advance More Secure Software Procurement

Defense officials would outline requirements and procedures with implications for all the federal government.

Artificial Intelligence Systems Will Need to Have Certification, CISA Official Says

A process for vetting algorithms and their input data is needed to build confidence in the tech but is still very far off.

When Automation Sets Government Agencies Up for Failure

It's important to take the time to design a better system and workflow. 

Air Force Awards Anchore Phase II Contract to Advance DevSecOps

The company aims to further develop technology to scan containers for malware and viruses.

COVID-19 Has Exposed the Need to Invest in Digital Infrastructure

Even before the increased demand caused by COVID-19, much of our digital infrastructure was so poorly designed as to be hostile to users.

The Air Force’s Platform One Team Thought It Was Agile. Then COVID-19 Hit.

The pandemic pushed the service’s internal DevOps team to hit a 10-updates-a-day deployment schedule for a new secure communications platform.

GSA Offers Techniques for Quickly Coding Policy Changes

Coders from the General Services Administration offer examples for how agencies can turn administration policy into digital computer code.

Survey: Organizations Find Software Containers ‘Most Challenging’ IT Component

The popularity of software containers grows even though some organizations aren’t sure they can secure them.

How OPM Cut the Paper Out of the Performance Review Process

So far, the USA Performance app tracks more than 35,000 federal employees—a number expected to more than double in 2020.

Air Force CXO: We Don’t Have to Delight the User

Colt Whittall, the Air Force’s first chief experience officer, talks with Nextgov about the new role and what it will take to provide a better user experience for airmen.