Nellis AFB empowers warfighters via DevSecOps

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Source: U.S. Air Force
Source: U.S. Air Force

July 21, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Air Force on June 23, 2021


The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is using multiple technologies to build its Advanced Battle Management System to create decision superiority by delivering information and capabilities to decision makers at all echelons.

Nellis Air Force Base is contributing to this development via DevSecOps.

DevSecOps is a software development mindset that integrates software developers, information technology operators and warfighters together from the start in order to tighten the feedback cycle and deliver the most operationally relevant and cyber-secure software to the warfighter quickly.

“The ShOC-N (Shadow Operations Center) is the virtual and physical playground for information collection and sense making using data. We can accommodate many levels of classification and expose data to new applications and tools at the appropriate classification to enable decision making,” said Lt. Col. David Spitler, 805th Combat Training Squadron commander.

One of the ways that the ShOC-N helped get at the Joint All-Domain Command and Control goal of enabling rapid decision-making was to host a JADC2 21-1, J6 campaign. The campaign gathered experts from all domains at Nellis AFB and connected 17 different battle laboratories from across the Department of Defense in order to exchange operationally relevant data.