Meetup replay: The rise of DevSecOps in gov software initiatives

Karina Homme

“DevSecOps might be the most important thing that’s happened to security in the past 40 years,” said Ron Ross, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow, during a virtual Microsoft Azure Government meetup on May 27 to an audience of nearly 200 attendees.

Ross along with CDR Thomas Sampson of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, and Zach Kramer of Microsoft Azure Government Engineering shared insights on various challenges, best practices, strategies and benefits for agencies to adopt DevSecOps in government. To hear this engaging discussion, watch the panel replay.

Some dynamic demos and presentations were also featured during the meetup with Microsoft’s Nirali Shah demoing OpenShift in a hardened Zero Trust Azure environment; while Anchore, Inc.’s James Peterson and CloudFit Software’s Carroll Moon presented DevSecOps at full speed.

To watch the meetup on demand, check out the links below or visit our Azure Gov meetup YouTube channel.


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Welcome: The rise of DevSecOps in gov software initiatives

Karina Homme welcomes everyone to the May 2020 meetup and shares key updates, news and the agenda for the evening.


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Demo: OpenShift in a hardened Zero Trust Azure environment

Microsoft’s Nirali Shah takes us through a DevSecOps solution that Azure developed in partnership with CloudFit Software. The solution is a production-ready environment powered by Azure and RedHat OpenShift technologies that seamlessly configures, deploys, and governs an easy-to-use DevSecOps environment in Azure.

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Demo: DevSecOps at full speed!

CloudFit Software’s Carroll Moon discusses government’s software challenges, best practices and the culture change required for DevSecOps. Anchore’s James Petersen demos best practices for integrating security into your daily developer workflows using GO on RHEL from Iron Bank.

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Panel: The rise of DevSecOps in gov software initiatives

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office’s CDR Thomas Sampson, NIST’s Ron Ross and Microsoft’s Zach Kramer and Karina Homme share insights into the major trends, benefits, and challenges bringing DevSecOps to the government space and how these impact overall adoption.


We appreciate our excellent speakers and everyone who attended last month’s meetup. Be sure to RSVP and join us for our next virtual meetup on June 24: The future of IoT and edge computing in gov.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our Azure Government user community – this month we surpassed 3,300 members. Be sure to share our events with your colleagues and connections and invite them to RSVP and join us, too!


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