A look into the challenges of transforming the state and culture of a warfare center. Taken from the prospective of a new DevSecOps Engineer working to streamline and automate processes in an established, rigid Federal IT infrastructure/environment. What has been fully embraced and changed already? What ideas and changes are still being resisted? How do we ease the burden and continue to positively progress as "One Team"?
Ian Anderson is currently a Lead DevSecOps Engineer with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren at the Dam Neck Activity. He works on the Innovation Team under the Training and Readiness Branch. Ian Anderson started his career at Dam Neck Activity (DNA) working on Artificial Intelligence applications and development, specifically in the Semantic Reasoning. Over the past year, he has transitioned into the position of Lead DevSecOps Engineer for all projects the DNA Innovation Team currently support. In this role he has continually partnered with industry and academia (Huntington Ingalls, Old Dominion University, SRI International) to help bring best practices and new technology to the entire Warfare Center in support of their current digital transformation efforts. Outside of his main job, Ian Anderson works part time as a Software Engineer for Spectrum Comm Inc. which supports contracting efforts mostly with the U.S. Air Force. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia with a degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.