Community of Practice (CoP)

Welcome to the DevSecOps Community of Practice!

Monthly meetings

June 2024 - Agile

June 2024 - Agile


  • Dr. Suzette Johnson, is a Fellow at Northrop Grumman. Focusing on the Space sector, she promotes the implementation of Industrial DevOps – Lean, Agile and DevOps in large scale software/hardware systems environments
  • Ms. Robin Yeman, currently working with SEI with Space Domain defense and gov organization to improve their software intensive systems – Enterprise Lean Agile leader
  • Dr. Jeff Boleng, Aircraft cybersecurity lead at Joby Aviation – retired Air Force, former Deputy Dept Head of Computer Science at USAFA, Acting CTO at CMU/SEI, and special assistant to Hon Ellen Lord (OUSD/A&S) for software acquisition
  • Lt Col Michael Tanner, Materiel Leader · Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Program Manager for defense acquisitions, research, and development with an emphasis in leveraging DevOps Discussion and Q&A

06-13-2024 DevSecOps CoP - All About Agile.pdf

May  2024 - APIs

May 2024 - APIs

Opening Remarks Allan Dianic, Director Software Engineering OUSD (R&E) and Sean Brady, Deputy Director, Joint Interoperability; Senior Lead for SW Modernization

NATO API Writing Team - Technical introduction Allan Dianic

Ryan Schultz - Joint Staff, J6 Data and Services Division Chief

Dr. Tamsin Moye - NATO UK - Digital Standardization and Interoperability Branch - Defence Investment / NATO Digital Staff

Operation Overmatch technical introduction Allan Dianic

Raffianne Doyle - Chief Engineer SSTC, CDAO

Guide Update Software S&T I-Plan Mark Cornwell - Senior Software Engineer, OSD OUSD R-E

APIs for Maven / AI Products Sean Batir – NGA CTO

API Acquisition Discussions/Presentations

The Road to a DoD API Mandate Sean Brady

Army API Mandate and Vision Alfred Hull – Chief, Data Integration Division, Army CIO/CDAO

Closing Remarks Allan Dianic and Sean Brady

05-09-2024 DevSecOps CoP - APIs Final.pdf

March  2024 - Flow Metrics

March 2024 - Flow Metrics


Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework Dr. Mik Kersten, the CTO of Planview

Lt Col Michael Tanner, US Air Force, Program Manager for defense acquisitions, research, and development

Lt Col Chris Hockings, US Air Force, Branch Chief in SAF-AQ, Materiel Leader

Open Discussion and Q&A

03-14-2024 DevSecOps CoP - Flow Metrics FINAL.pptx

February 2024 - Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)

February 2024 - Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E)


“Pioneer T&E of weapon systems built to change over time” Overview: DOT&E Implementation Plan Pillar 4: Nilo Thomas, Action Officer, OSD DOTE, Dr. Kristen Alexander, Chief Learning and Artificial Intelligence Officer, OSD DOTE

Software and Cyber T&E Workforce Pathfinder: Jeff Upton, Kari Lippert, DOT&E and Threat Systems Management Office (TSMO)

Risk Acceptance Level of Test (RALOT): Nanette Brown, Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

Commercial Software Tool Investigation: Hamed Okravi, MIT LL

Automated User Feedback and OT&E Software T&E Companion Guide: Nilo Thomas, Timothy Mott, Andrew Pollner, Pillar 4 Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence (STAT COE)

Closing Remarks

02-08-2024 DevSecOps CoP - DOT&E FINAL.pptx

January 2024 - AI Adoption

January 2024 - AI Adoption

BRAVO 11 Hackathon: Stuart Wagner, Data Scientist, Chief Technology Officer, USAF

CENTCOM – AI Use Cases: Schuyler Moore, Chief Technology Officer, Michael Foster, Chief Data Officer, CENTCOM

DoD CIO - State of DevSecOps Report Overview: Bill Nichols, Technical Lead, SEI

DAU/A&S/CDAO – Formal Acquisition Guidance – AI Sub-path: Matt MacGregor, Rhonda Maus, Eric Obergfell and Colleen Murphy

CDAO – Access to Digital On-Demand Learning Platform: Vicki Huchette, CDAO

CDAO – DoD Data, Analytics and AI Adoption Strategy: Aaron Schumacher, CDAO


Closing Remarks

01-14-2024 DevSecOps CoP - AI Adoption FINAL.pdf

NOVEMBER 2023 - Cloud

NOVEMBER 2023 - Cloud

Introduction: Jim Nelson

DISA J9 Hosting and Compute Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC): James Retallick

JWCC Memo/CATMS Action: Aaron Cummings


TRMC Cloud Hybrid Edge to Enterprise Evaluation and Test Analysis Suite (CHEETAS) Ryan Norman

Open Discussion: Q&A

11-09-2023 DevSecOps CoP - Cloud FINAL.pdf

OCTOBER 2023 - Software Factory Deep-dive

OCTOBER 2023 - Software Factory Deep-dive


Capt Matthew Robinson, Modeling and Simulation Officer, LtCol Charlie Bahk, Deputy Commandant for Information: Marine Corps Software Factory

Deborah Cessna: Navy DNA Nucleus

Keely Albrecht, Product Owner DevSecOps: Black Pearl and MCBOSS


Open Discussion: Q&A

Closing Remarks

10-12-2023 DevSecOps CoP - Software Factories Deep Dive FINAL.pdf

September 2023 - Software Acquisition Pathway

September 2023 - Software Acquisition Pathway

Scott Smith, Software Acquisition Pathway Lead, OUSD (A&S) and team: “Software Pathway Update for the DevSecOps Community of Practice”

Jonathan Lister, Operations Research Analyst, AFCAA, Steven Cox, Tecolote Research, Inc.: “Cost Estimating for Software Acquisition Pathway Programs”

Ipek Ozkaya, Technical Director, Engineering Intelligent Software Solutions, Brigid O’Hearn, Senior Software Acquisition Innovation Specialist, SEI: “FY2022 NDAA Section 835 Independent Study on Technical Debt in Software-Intensive Systems”

Closing Remarks – Rob Vietmeyer

09-14-2023 DevSecOps CoP - Software Acquistion Pathway FINAL.pdf

August 2023 - Training - Our 50th Session!

August 2023 - Training - Our 50th Session!


Tom Morton, Lead for Application Management - Advana

Allan Dianic, Director, Software Engineering, OUSD (R&E), Dave Pearson, DAU, and Team

Alfredo Rodriguez III, Enterprise Cyberspace Workforce Program Manager, US Marine Corps Information Development Institute and Daryck Fickel, Cyber Workforce Analyst

Dr. Tanya L Johnson, Management & Program Analyst, DODHRA/DCPAS, Katharine Thomas, DAU, and Ayanna Baker

08-10-2023 DevSecOps CoP - Training FINAL.pdf

JULY 2023 - Large Language Models/ChatGPT

JULY 2023 - Large Language Models/ChatGPT

Schuyler Moore Chief Technical Officer, CENTCOM

Seth Morrell Policy Advisor, OSD OUSD Policy

Diane Staheli Responsible AI SME, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Nic Chaillan Former CSO of the Air Force and Space Force

07-13-2023 DevSecOps CoP - LLMs FINAL.pdf

JUNE 2023 - FinOps

JUNE 2023 - FinOps


Melvin Brown, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Nathan Cost, CAMO and CSMS Program Manager US Army ECMA and CAMO/CT Team

Alexis Masterson and William Kasenchar, IT Specialist General Services Agency

Rob Martin FinOps Foundation

Closing Remarks

Jim Nelson, DoD CIO IE


APRIL 2023 - Modernization Plan

APRIL 2023 - Modernization Plan


Ms. Lily Zeleke, Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise

Goal #1 Accelerate the DoD Enterprise Cloud Environment

DISA – Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) – Steven Rudy, JWCC Project Lead

Goal #2 Establish Department-wide Software Factory Ecosystem

CDAO – Technical Exchange Patterns with [x]BOMS – Erica Dretzka, Director, Future Analytic Architecture

Team 8 – Virtualization: Unlocking Software Modularity of Embedded Systems, Felix Cortez, Product Owner

Goal #3 Transform Processes to Enable Resilience and Speed

DoD CIO – Advancing Workforce Management – Dr. Cynthia Devita-Cochrane, Lead, DCWF Refresh Team

Closing remarks