The U.S. Air Force has added Lockheed Martin to Platform One, an advanced software development program that aims to accelerate the development and deployment of new software applications for defense missions.
Platform One is a standardized and widely-mandated Department of Defense (DoD) DevSecOps Infrastructure program used for future software development. It enables faster software development and deployment with continuous updates to warfighters and will be used on programs like the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) and Aegis.
The Air Force recently awarded Lockheed Martin a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) for Platform One Software DevSecOps Services to support DevSecOps engineering, software development, cybersecurity and operations, and IT support. The BOA deepens Lockheed Martin’s ongoing collaboration with the Platform One team, creating opportunities for Lockheed Martin to help build and support the Platform One solution and transition systems to Platform One.
“It’s clear from their actions that Lockheed Martin is embracing DevSecOps and is committed to advancing Platform One capabilities,” said Nic Chaillan, the Air Force’s Chief Software Officer.
“Collaboration with industry is key to the success of Platform One and other advanced cloud and software efforts, and we look forward to working with the Defense Industrial Base to improve the way we deliver fast, secure and high-quality code to warfighters,” he added.
The company is currently applying Platform One for DevSecOps within the Lockheed Martin Software Factory, a company-wide initiative that delivers the cloud-based infrastructure, tools and processes that are transforming the way software is created and delivered.
“Software is at the heart of every system we deliver, and we understand the DoD’s urgent need for faster deliveries, more powerful mission capabilities, and open-source, open-architecture foundations for software,” said Yvonne Hodge, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Business Transformation at Lockheed Martin.
Platform One manages Air Force software factories and provides DevSecOps managed services with collaboration tools, cybersecurity tools, open source code and artifact repositories, development tools, and DevSecOps as a Service. The Platform One BOA can also be used for task orders for U.S. Cyber Command, including Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture DevSecOps development critical to multiple programs such as Joint Cyber Command and Control. Lockheed Martin is one of several companies to join Platform One as part of a collaborative, cross-industry effort.
Lockheed Martin is applying its DevSecOps expertise in every domain to address the Air Force’s ABMS vision by connecting existing and future platforms, sensors and weapons. The company has actively contributed and participated in each ABMS On-Ramp exercise, which is advancing novel, open architecture multi-domain mission systems in support of Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).
The U.S. Air Force has also selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of multiple companies competing for task orders under the five year Software Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) contract.
Under the BOA, Northrop Grumman will support the Air Force’s LevelUP Code Works Platform One team’s product development by providing full-stack DevSecOps engineers, cloud engineers, infrastructure engineers and other key personnel to include developers, trainers and consultants.
LevelUp is the cyber software factory for the Air Force. With the help of industry partners, LevelUp is developing the next generation of advanced cyber tools for the Air Force and Department of Defense by leveraging military compliant Lean-Agile and DevSecOps methodologies.
Northrop Grumman is currently providing Lean-Agile and DevSecOps services to the U.S. Air Force as the Unified Platform system coordinator, a contract the company was competitively awarded in 2018.