DX at the Department of Defense: Platform One and GitOps

The Department of Defense’s software development efforts span across government staff and private sector contractors and runs at 100k big. That’s a massive operation to run; one that has to be run in an extremely secure way. And yet, the DoD strives to run it in a modern way too. This post explores how the DoD wants to provide their teams the best developer experience possible without hindering any security measure and have decided to do it through the DoD DevSecOps Initiative and Platform One

Give developers the autonomy to choose their own stack

Organizations rely on their development teams to stay competitive in a fast-moving world of cloud-native applications. Yet, these developers are slowed down by operational hassles, red tape, and silos that exist within the organization. The result is that new features are deployed late, and even when deployed, potentially not stable. Highly mature DevOps organizations encountered a solution: empower developers with the autonomy to choose their own tech stack.