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A DevOps framework for federal customers

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Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by CHRISTIAN HARGRAVE, Assignment Editor

A DevOps framework for federal customers
Last Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks including moving all federal IT systems to the cloud. The executive order also calls for effective risk management, which includes requiring planning so that maintenance, improvements and modernization occur in a coordinated way and with appropriate regularity.

To address these challenges and help agencies hit the fast track, eGlobalTech, a provider of IT solutions and cybersecurity consulting services for the federal government, has announced that DevOps Factory™ is now officially available to all federal government agencies. DevOps Factory was designed specifically to align with U.S. federal government policies and standards, including systems development life cycle (SDLC) deliverables, governance and FISMA compliance. Initially introduced to a select number of federal customers last year, the proven framework is currently deployed within the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Included in the government-wide launch of DevOps Factory™ is Espial™. Also developed by eGlobalTech, Espial automates and integrates security penetration testing as part of the continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline, enabling early detection and faster remediation of vulnerabilities while ensuring that only secure code is deployed. Espial delivers cost savings by lowering assessment and authorization resource requirements and facilitating faster delivery of fully functional and secure IT solutions. Espial works in unison with eGlobalTech’s Cloudamatic, which accelerates automatic deployment of secure applications onto any cloud platform.

“As government agencies modernize their information and technology systems and move to the cloud, the need for tools that can securely expedite this process while driving faster innovation is becoming increasingly important,” said Branko Primetica, chief strategy officer, eGlobalTech. “DevOps Factory solves this problem by taking a holistic approach to DevOps lifecycle instead of looking at only one piece of the puzzle. This saves the government time and money by enabling their systems and applications to go to market faster and more reliably.”

Key features:


· Operationally ready and flexible automation processes leveraging existing technology investments

· Shrink-wrapped cloud and security automation tools, Cloudamatic and Espial

· Enhanced collaboration between developers, testers, security and operations engineers through a shared framework

· Automated test-driven and behavior-driven development

· Continuous improvement through automated reviews and electronic decision-making

· Accelerated Authority to Operate (ATO) through continuous and automated security testing, monitoring and compliance

· Accelerated solution deployment, incorporating quality and reliability controls

According to a recent analysis from Forrester Research, tight budgets will force federal technology spending to decrease in 2017. The forecast lists cloud migration, retaining talented tech workers and an increased reliance on contractors as the top three trends driving where federal dollars will be invested. With DevOps Factory™, government agencies will be able to quickly and securely upgrade existing IT systems and move to the cloud, all while saving money in the process.

“"We developed DevOps Factory to address the challenges government agencies encounter when transitioning to DevOps,”" said Rajiv Kadayam, senior director of tech strategy for eGlobalTech. "“DevOps Factory’s advanced framework leverages best-of-breed technologies and a unique blend of full stack automation engineering to accelerate time-to-market deployment of secure, sustainable and cost-effective solutions that consistently deliver results.”"




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