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CASE STUDY OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DOD

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Authors
Hsu, Amy
Patterson, Robert
Subjects
software development
code migration
cloud migration
DevSecOps
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Technology Services Organization
TSO
Marine Corps Worldwide
MCW
Department of Defense
DOD
Advisors
Cook, Glenn R.
Date of Issue
2020-09
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Sep-20
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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The Department of Defense (DOD) and its components have been pushing to consolidate their information technology infrastructure in order to reduce cost and waste of unused resources and increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and security of the infrastructure. Technology Services Organization (TSO), a Marine Corps unit, recently migrated its software development environment from the Marine Corps Worldwide (MCW) network to the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), where software development is restrictive. Now TSO is setting its sights on optimizing its development process and eventually transitioning to DevSecOps and the cloud. This case study explored the software development methodology and environments of similar organizations within the DOD and examined how TSO might improve software development performance metrics and proceed to a DevSecOps environment. Two of the three organizations interviewed employ agile and pseudo-agile methodologies, and the third is in the process of transitioning to DevSecOps. Organizations familiar with agile methodologies are best suited for the transition but will still face challenges. Management and DevSecOps teams can overcome these challenges by focusing on their people, processes, and tools.
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Information Sciences (IS), Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Information Sciences (IS)
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Approved for public release. distribution is unlimited
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States
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