Featured Topic: Applying DevOps in the Federal Government
Join ACT-IAC’s ET COI for an informative program on Nov. 28, 2017 to learn about “Applying DevOps in the Federal Government.”
Simmons Lough will give an overview of the software delivery pipeline implemented at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The automated software delivery pipeline is a critical component of DevOps and it allows FPNG to go from developer commit to production quickly with minimal risk. We’ll dig into the tools and techniques on a few areas of the pipeline such as: zero outage deployments; code quality; automated security/performance/functional testing; and server telemetry.
About the Speaker:
Simmons Lough is a software architect committed to transforming the way the federal government builds, maintains, and delivers software solutions. He earned his stripes during the start-up movement of the early 2000s. During that time, his lean teams lacked the resources to hire specialists, so they worked together to produce high quality code with speed and accuracy. The secret to their success: collaboration, automation, and data. In other words, DevOps.
At the USPTO, Simmons is now helping the Office of Finance Management Systems move towards a similar culture of speedy and collaborative development. The USPTO exists to “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.[i]” DevOps culture is the perfect blend of progressive science and useful art, making the USPTO a fitting agency for a DevOps pilot.
Simmons’ core project at the USPTO, Fee Processing Next Generation (FPNG), collects all of the 3+ billion dollars in annual revenue that keeps the agency running. In partnership with the OCIO, the FPNG team is embracing DevOps as a key component of its IT modernization approach. The scope is focused, but powerful, and demonstrates how the federal government can give Silicon Valley a run for its money. FPNG offers a template that other federal agencies can use to improve and transform their software development processes.
· Introductions and Overview
· ACT-IAC Update
· Committee Updates
· ET COI Meeting/Updates
· Wrap-up and Adjourn to Networking
Teleconference details will be available upon registration.
We hope to see you there!
The Emerging Technology Leadership Team