Kessel Run’s Software Pathway Strategy approved > Air Force Materiel Command > Article Display
BOSTON (May 16): Kessel Run’s acquisition strategy, Kessel Run Air Domain’s DevSecOps portfolio, was signed and approved under DoDI 5000.87 on April 13th.
The Kessel Run Air Domain portfolio of DevSecOps consolidates 21 separate program efforts under a single acquisition strategy and establishes five registered software acquisition programs. The strategy describes how Kessel Run will use DevSecOps as a modernization tactic to obsolete current systems and transform them into an approach that increases responsiveness to technology and ever-changing threats.
“It helps us align our appropriate funds with our registration programs, in a way that allows us to maintain our DevOps culture and modernization approach,” said Rachel Mamroth, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer at Kessel Run. . “With this approved strategy, we can stay true to modernized development and software delivery, while being accountable and reporting to Congress.”
The acquisition strategy is specifically designed on how Kessel Run works as a unit of DevSecOps and acquisitions. The strategy allows Kessel Run to work faster by better synchronizing its alignment in terms of funding, requirements, and authority, according to Lynn Anderson, director of Kessel Run’s procurement program.
“We now have a consistent set of approved strategies in all of our activities that will allow us to scale more effectively,” Anderson said. “This will allow us to move faster with less bureaucracy.”
DoDI 5000.87 is the software acquisition path, which sets the policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for creating software acquisition programs. With a design that aligns with modern software development and delivery practices, the software acquisition path ultimately accelerates secure software acquisition, development, integration, and testing.
“Our formalized transition to the software acquisition pathway for the entire Kessel Run program portfolio increases our ability to respond to emerging and changing technology and the threat landscape,” Mamroth said.
Kessel Run, officially known as the Air Force 12 Lifecycle Management Detachment, has a proven track record for improving efficiency, saving costs, and modernizing the way the Air Force operates with its agile software development. .
“This is a historic milestone for the future of Kessel Run,” said Lt. Col. Max Reele, Kessel Run’s material leader. “This policy guide now allows Kessel Run operations to be more closely aligned with our capacity targets.”