To reimagine software development at scale, the DOD Chief Information Officer and the Air Force Chief Software Officer partnered to lead the DOD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative (DSOP). This initiative provides DevSecOps training, standardized protocols, and managed service capabilities to mobilize a new era of DOD software delivery—marked by advanced automation, continuous security, and extreme flexibility in mission systems.
Platform One was designated as DSOP’s DevSecOps and managed services and capability—and the first DevSecOps enterprise-level service in the Federal Government. To expedite the ambitious vision for DSOP and ensure long-term flexibility for the integration of new DevSecOps tools and services, the program needed an alternative to the traditional acquisition model with industry partners. The Air Force Chief Software Officer issued a Basic Ordering Agreement with select vendors to significantly reduce acquisition lead time, rapidly support software DevSecOps services, and provide maximum flexibility to meet evolving mission needs.
Booz Allen was onboarded via this agreement in January 2020 as a plank owner to deliver enterprise DevSecOps services under Platform One. Along with several other onboarded technology partners, our team was able to hit the ground running, providing technical expertise in aerospace, software delivery, program management, cybersecurity, and operations.
From its origins, Platform One set out to:
- Reimagine DevSecOps with an enterprise mindset, to standardize acquisition, policies, and platforms—empowering developers with shared services that are common across projects, so they can focus on delivering custom mission applications at the speed of relevance.
- Accelerate an open and modular infrastructure, enabling rapid, more automated modernization of combat and mission systems—without being locked into any vendor or infrastructure.
- Automate significant aspects of delivery, eliminating repeatable processes in favor of infrastructure as code for deployment of DevSecOps environments onto various classification levels.