“Both the Bureau of Information Resource Management within the State Department and the Navy moved to the cloud to automate processes, integrate security into the software development process and deploy updates faster.
The embrace of the cloud as an enabler of DevSecOps and cybersecurity more broadly represents an evolution in agencies’ approaches to the technology…”
“IRM functions as the main provider of IT resources, from infrastructure to messaging, for the State Department, and its Systems Development Division deploys software solutions for any domestic or overseas office with a business need. The bureau moved its previously separate development and production environments to the cloud over the last few years to bridge the two.
Now IRM can not only run up a build agent in the development environment to automate tests or scans but actually create a pipeline to push it to the staging or production environments for users.
‘It was possible before the cloud, but it was a larger tactical effort and a larger security effort because you had differences between environments,’ said David Vergano, systems development division chief of IRM, during a FedInsider event. ‘So the cloud backbone is helping to make things smoother, and now we can really try to change how we do things because we have the tooling.’…” Read the full article here.
Source: DevSecOps is fueling agencies’ cloud migrations – By Dave Nyczepir, July 16, 2021. FedScoop.