Chuck Svoboda, lead transformation specialist for Red Hat's public sector business, has said the government should integrate Agile methodology and DevOps culture in order to keep up with adversaries' technological development efforts.
He wrote in a Defense Systems guest piece published Wednesday the DevOps method of continuous integration and continuous deployment supports Agile principles such as ensuring early customer satisfaction and breaking down tasks into increments while making adjustments as needed.
“Agile defense agencies can develop more resilient applications and build cultures centered around innovation and continuous deployment,” he noted.
Both DevOps and Agile principles must be taught and implemented effectively by seasoned information technology practitioners rather than purchased, according to Svoboda.
“The shift to a DevOps model can seem overwhelming, but the important thing to remember is it’s an evolution -something that creates, rather than destroys, and does so continuously. Evolution is progressive and embracing it can help the U.S. solidify and maintain its preeminent defensive posture in the eyes of the world, today and tomorrow."