Army Software Factory Keynote

What you’ll find out

  • Why change is needed (03:00)
  • Pitfalls to avoid (09:45)
  • Urgency for transformation (10:58)
  • What’s key for small businesses (16:10)
  • Why a DevOps culture matters (21:33)
  • Creating a pathway to Commands that need innovation (26:14)
  • What the future looks like (35:00)

Key quotes

  • “Future warfare will be won by commanders’ ability to rapidly able to use information streams and make decisions faster than our adversaries. Building this leadership competency will take time and experience in a perpetually evolving industry.” — Abdul Subhani, Secretary of the Army, Civilian Aide (04:00)
  • “Agile acquisitions are another imperative. Gone are the days that we should look at large-scale, monolithic software solutions as the answers to our problems. Instead, we should be continually seeking collaborative opportunities that allow industry and Department of Defense to improve outcomes.” — Abdul Subhani, Secretary of the Army, Civilian Aide (6:24)
  • “Creating relationships, having relationships with the agencies. Go talk to them. I think this is the perfect spot where you are able to meet with academia, where you can meet with industry, with agencies, meet with the directors themselves on what needs they have and how you can focus and understand their needs. I think that’s probably the easiest way to get your foot in the door for small businesses.” — Abdul Subhani, Secretary of the Army, Civilian Aide (16:30)
  • “User-centric design model is the best model. I think DevSecOps is what you’ve created in your own organization. Every organization will have a different model.” — Abdul Subhani, Secretary of the Army, Civilian Aide (22:53)
  • “We’re not developing in a vacuum. Everything we develop has already been validated that it has user value and we don’t continue on until we get that user validation. That ensures we don’t get two years off schedule on something no one really wanted.” — Vito Errico, Army Software Factory, Co-Director (34:30)

Who you’ll hear from

Abdul Subhani, Secretary of the Army, Civilian Aide

Vito Errico, Army Software Factory, Co-Director

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