DevSecOps and Agile Defense Acquisition

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DevSecOps and Agile Defense Acquisition

Course Description

DevSecOps is a critical component in modern software engineering. Through DevSecOps principles and practices, an organization can deliver software-enabled capabilities rapidly while ensuring quality and security. The DevSecOps and Agile Defense Acquisition course provides a detailed understanding of DevSecOps principles and practices tailored to the perspective of Department of Defense (DoD) practitioners. Students will learn the fundamentals of DevSecOps and how they apply to agile defense acquisition.

Course Content


  • Modern software development lifecycle
  • Methodology evolution: Agile, Lean, XP
  • Criticality of culture
  • Applicability across technologies


  • Build automation
  • Test automation
  • Release automation
  • Artifact management/release management


  • Moving security left
  • Continuous vulnerability analysis/security scanning
  • Software supply chain and dependency management


  • Unit/functional/integration test automation
  • Test-driven development/behavior-driven development
  • Continuous test coverage analysis
  • Hardware-in-the-loop test automation


  • Micro-services Architecture
  • Infrastructure as code and configuration management
  • Virtualization and containerization


  • Micro-services Architecture
  • Infrastructure as code and configuration management
  • Virtualization and containerization


  • Process metrics
  • Continuous improvement


  • DoD DevSecOps reference design
  • Software factories
  • ATO/continuous ATO
Requirements & Materials



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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for acquisition officers, systems engineers, DevOps engineers, and project managers involved in the acquisition of software-centric military applications.

Working professionals attending a Defense Tech course

What You Will Learn

  • An introduction to and history of DevSecOps
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Automation and the software delivery pipeline
  • Artifact management and release management
  • Managing and securing the software supply chain
  • DevSecOps and the software acquisition
Cyber security professional working in data security center

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how DevSecOps is critical to successful modern software engineering.
  • Know and apply DevSecOps principles and practices.
  • Become familiar with build automation, automated testing, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and deployment automation.
  • Understand how to build security into the automated build and delivery process.
  • Learn the value of Infrastructure as Code and how to systems can be provisioned using automated tooling.
  • Gain an understanding of the requisite culture at the heart of DevSecOps.
  • Learn about DoD DevSecOps activities including Software Factories.
  • Become familiar with the Software Acquisition Pathway and the role DevSecOps plays in agile acquisition.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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