Guiding Federal Customers Beyond DevOps to DevOpsSec

Citizant collaborates with agencies on DevOps implementation, in pursuit of fully automated, secure code testing and deployment to production – untouched by human hands. We create fully functional, automated Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines using leading-edge, open-source, and COTS technologies. For customers who cannot automate deployment in their environments, we assist them with continuous delivery of code to testing and pre-production environments, in preparation for an eventual automated deployment capability.

Citizant has developed expertise in standing up fully functional CI/CD pipelines and using Agile best practices for government coding challenges. Either as a prime or a subcontractor partner, Citizant can add value to the pursuit of an agency-specific IDIQ for Agile development services.

In line with one of the most recent trends in DevOps, Citizant is integrating security into the pipeline and moving security practices into both development and testing – a practice called DevOpsSec. Through our expertise in automated testing and supporting our customers’ CISOs in pursuit of FISMA compliance, Citizant is well versed in identifying security requirements as user stories and developing test scripts that ensure our code meets security requirements. We constantly strive to create the optimal “Agile triangle” between development, operations, and security professionals.

Pursuing True DevOps in Mission-Critical Government Environments

Citizant provides thought leadership in DevOps practices that integrate software engineering, IT operations, and quality assurance. Citizant is leading the development and implementation of a DevOps Center of Excellence for a large Federal agency. We partnered with a leading commercial Agile innovator and solution provider to ensure a successful blend of Government and industry best practices and approaches.

Our incremental, iterative approach to DevOps begins with assessing an organization’s DevOps maturity to identify gaps, followed by developing culturally relevant plans for adoption that will reduce organizational transformation and modernization costs. We assist in outreach to educate delivery partners and support functions about DevOps, collaborating to redesign business processes as needed. Citizant evaluated DevOps tools in a Joint Innovation Lab for integration testing, code quality testing, 508 testing, mobile/ responsive testing, and cybersecurity.