Session Name: Modernizing a Warfare Center: Creating a Collaborative Ecosystem in a Working Capital Fund Mindset
Imagine if each service Google offered was under the Google umbrella but run separately by individual teams. Some teams are DevOps gurus and others have never heard the word Git or Container. It may seem like a horrible way to run any organization, but that is the story of a Working Capital Funded Warfare Center. So how does a Warfare Center go from individual, project-only focused teams to a collaborative ecosystem fueled by the latest and greatest DevOps/DevSecOps best practices? It is not an easy journey nor a short one. This presentation will take a look at how it's being done at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) from initial concept to implementation to future goals.
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.