Pentagon has plan to fix its software development woes

The concept of agile software factories isn’t a new one for DoD. They already exist in each of the military services. But the Pentagon thinks the next critical steps are to integrate those relatively small hubs of innovation into one coherent “ecosystem” that shares code across service boundaries, uses a common set of commercial development tools, and drastically speeds up the security approval process for each piece of software that emerges from those factories.

The scaled-up and better-integrated software factories are one of three major objectives in an ambitious new software modernization strategy Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks approved last