Raytheon Uses Agile, DevOps Techniques to Accelerate Software Dev’t; Todd Probert Quoted

Jeff Brody
Todd Probert

Raytheon’s air soldier team is working with Pivotal Software and using DevOps and Agile processes to speed up the development of military software at the company’s Indianapolis-based facility.

The use of such techniques allows Raytheon to prioritize interactions and people as well as facilitate communication among teams and collaboration with customers, the company said Wednesday.

“This is a huge change,” Todd Probert, vice president for C2, space and intelligence at Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services, said of the processes.

“In just a couple years, we’ve transitioned from following the old model of developing custom-built tools to developing the infrastructure and software that will allow any soldier to download apps onto a smartphone, carry it with them onto the helicopter, and then share critical, real-time planning and tracking data with everyone else onboard,” Probert added.

Check Also

Tim Spratto

BAE Wins $211M Navy Destroyer Ship Modernization Contract; Tim Spratto Quoted

BAE Systems will modernize the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) under a potential $211.6 million contract, the company announced Wednesday.

Travis Hartman Maxar

Travis Hartman: Maxar-AWS Partnership Helps NOAA Build Cloud-Based Computing Tech

Maxar Technologies collaborated with Amazon Web Services to build a cloud-based computing technology designed to accelerate processing of global weather data at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SiliconANGLE reported Tuesday. “We knew NOAA had capabilities of weather prediction models in traditional on-premises, big beefy high-performance supercomputers, but we wanted to do it in the cloud; we wanted to use AWS as a key partner,” said Travis Hartman, director of analytics and weather at Maxar.


Slack Gets FedRAMP OK for Cloud-Based Comm Platform

Slack's channel-based messaging platform has been certified for compliance with the moderate security control baseline of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.