At AFITC it was clear that the Air Force is focused on modernizing applications to better meet the needs of airmen, align with modern development practices, enable use across multiple platforms, and increase security. A key component of this focus is the adoption of Agile DevOps, aligning Air Force development efforts with commercial standards for rapid delivery and usability. To support this, the Air Force has established multiple programs to foster Agile DevOps, most notably “Project Kessel Run”. A key challenge they face in this effort is the availability of resources with the needed development experience within the Air Force. The Air Force’s senior civilian acquisition leader, Dr. Will Roper, re-designated Program Executive Office Battle Management as PEO Digital. PEO Digital builds on the success of Project Kessel Run and other Battle Management programs to standardize and propagate Agile DevOps software acquisition processes throughout the Air Force. Steven Wert, PEO Battle Management at Hanscom, will be the Air Force Digital program executive officer.
The AFITC Conference is hosted in Montgomery, Alabama every year. Nearly 4000 people attended, and the trade show hosted over 170 companies. Segue and strategic partner Pega amongst those who showcased cutting edge services, products, and information to help further the public/private partnerships vital in keeping our country safe and secure. AFITC hosted influential leaders in the world of cyber security and information technology, including Speakers Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Maj. Gen Robert Skinner to public sector executives from Microsoft and IBM.