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DOD still lags in delivering software for weapons systems in a timely manner, says GAO


The Department of Defense still lags behind commercial standards in delivering software for weapons systems despite using agile software development methods, a new report from the Government Accountability Office found. In its annual weapon system assessment, the GAO asserted that despite steps being taken in recent years to modernize its software development and acquisition approach, the majority of major defense acquisition programs and middle-tier acquisition programs reviewed “reported delivering software…

Air Force to bring top-secret data into the mix in next weapons system hackathon


The Air Force this summer will host a second “hackathon” focused on enabling coders to work with classified data in isolated, secured environments — but this time, the service is looking to up the complexity. The second run of the BRAVO hackathon will expand from including just Secret-level operational data to integrating data at additional levels of classification, like the Top Secret/Secure Compartmentalized Information level, Stuart Wagner, the Air Force’s…