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John Scott

Apr 27, 2023, 8:45:49 AM4/27/23
Interesting …

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Kit Plummer

Apr 27, 2023, 11:07:25 AM4/27/23
DISA starting to do their job?

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David A. Wheeler

Apr 27, 2023, 12:01:44 PM4/27/23

> On Apr 27, 2023, at 8:45 AM, John Scott <> wrote:
> Interesting …

Even *more* interesting is that they have a link from the sign-in page to a FAQ at:

A few highlights & commentary:

Q; Who can use
A: is available to any Department of Defense (DoD) employee with a current Common Access Card (CAC). Login is federated to the existing DoD Office365 accounts. If you are having trouble authenticating to the application, please try to self enroll in the federation tenant using this link. Accounts should be automatically provisioned but sometimes errors prevent their federation.

That is REALLY WEIRD because it doesn't say if DoD *contractors* with CACs can use it. If contractors can't use it, that makes it much less useful. However, if they're starting with employees, and then at some point will expand to others with a CAC, that would be sensible.

Q: What is the approved classification for data storage in
A: Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). is not approved to store HIPAA or PII. So please keep those out.

Actually, that's better than I expected. Many projects can live with that.

Q: Who can I contact for support on
A: Support for this service is very limited. For basic questions and troubleshooting, please contact

That's rather lame. I understand that they're afraid to make many commitments, but that would be rather off-putting for real work.

Q; What does it cost to use
A: The service is currently free to DoD users.

That, at least, is a good thing.

Q: What software does run?
A: runs gitlab software. is running on kubernetes in a 10k user reference architecture. If you would like access to the specific design, please contact

This makes sense to me. In particular, running GitLab (which is COTS) instead of some weird bespoke software is a good sign.

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