Fwd: Inside DOD's new Software Modernization Strategy

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John Scott

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Feb 8, 2022, 9:24:58 AMFeb 8
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On February 8, 2022 at 4:42:20 AM, DefenseScoop (ne...@defensescoop.com) wrote:
After calls to ‘fix our computers,’ military CIOs pledge to get it right.
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The DOD issued a slew of new software-focused policies recently, including a Software Modernization Strategy. Defense CIOs are listening after recent calls across the forces to "fix our computers." And the CMMC program has a new home in the Pentagon. Welcome to the DefenseScoop newsletter, Feb. 8, 2022.
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Kit Plummer

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Feb 8, 2022, 9:43:06 AMFeb 8
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This is a better article: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/defense-news/2022/02/pentagon-has-plan-to-fix-its-software-development-woes

BTW, anyone have any insight into JWCC and the timing of things?

Personal plug for a tool I've recently OSS'd and am looking for general feedback on - https://github.com/kitplummer/goa - a simple gitops agent for doing something when a remote git repo changes.

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Miles Fidelman

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Feb 8, 2022, 11:06:45 AMFeb 8
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Like this time, anybody will do better.  Sigh....

The reality is, building complex systems hard.  Sometimes folks get it right - it sure seems like the Webb Telescope is coming online without any glitches (knock on wood, here).  Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned?

Miles Fidelman

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Cem Karan

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Feb 10, 2022, 6:00:50 AMFeb 10
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Take this statement with a grain of salt as I'm relying on my incredibly fallible memory, but I think I saw an interview with the project manager where he stated that something like a third of the total budget was for test and verification.  I don't know what everyone else gets in terms of time and money for T&V, but I know I don't get that on anything I work on.  If what I remembered is true, then my big lesson learned is that complex systems require a real commitment from management to T&V.  Anything less is risking failure.

Thanks,
Cem Karan

Niels Olson

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Feb 11, 2022, 12:10:51 PMFeb 11
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Hey, the mil-oss.org domain appears to have been spammed, maybe hacked? Not sure what happened, but I'm guessling plastic surgery patients in Vancouver are not your target audience.

John Scott

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Feb 11, 2022, 2:07:07 PMFeb 11
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Blame josh :-( 

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