DevSecOps: Everything You Want to Know, But Are Afraid to Ask


DevSecOps: Everything You Want to Know, But Are Afraid to Ask

Date: August 25, 2020 | 9am - 1pm EST | Location: Virtual


Join us on August 25 as peers across industry and government share everything you want to know about DevSecOps but are afraid to ask. Many throughout the community have expressed interest in DevSecOps but also confusion about the basics of what it entails, the core technologies involved, and why the approach is beneficial. Representatives from leading technology companies and government agencies driving DevSecOps forward in government have thoughtfully curated the agenda for this event. You’ll leave with an understanding of the basics of DevSecOps and insights into how people, processes, and technology can work together to improve several aspects of government systems.

Key takeaways:

  • People: Learn about the new roles required by DevSecOps and strategies for changing your organizational mindset to adopt more reliable and repeatable processes. Understand the primary roles of the people that work together to drive DevSecOps
  • Processes: Hear in plain language the concepts and the process involved in DevSecOps, including processes for communication and collaboration.
  • Technology: Learn the basic concepts and terminology of DevSecOps in order to communicate effectively with your business and technical teams and the ecosystem around containers, code, and tools that monitor every aspect of the environment.


  • 9:00am – 9:10am: Welcome & Housekeeping
  • 9:10am – 10:00am: DevSecOps in the Real World: People, Processes and Technologies
  • 10:00am: People
    • 10:00am – 10:30am: Culture Shock: the Agile Mindset & Ingraining Innovation
  • 10:30am: Processes
    • 10:30am – 10:45am: Differences between DevOps and DevSecOps
    • 10:45am – 11:00am: Agile versus Waterfall
    • 11:00am – 11:15am: Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and CI/CD
  • 11:15 am: Technologies
    • 11:15am – 11:45am: What Is a Container? From Virtual Machines to Kubernetes
    • 11:45am – 12:00pm: Single Source of Truth: The Importance of the Repo
    • 12:00pm – 12:15pm: Observability: Measure all the Things!
  • 12:15pm – 12:30pm: Panel Q&A


Delilah Alvarado

Delilah started her career as an Active Duty Air Force member in 2008. She gained experience in enhancing communication and organizational management as the senior Airmen Leadership School Instructor for the 21st Space Wing. She transitioned from Active duty to the Air Force Reserves (currently still serving) to start her new entrepreneurial journey as a Leadership and Team development coach. She joined the Space CAMP and Platform One teams as the Space CAMP Ambassador. 1 year ago she transitioned from her own private company to join Centauri while maintaining the role of Ambassador. She continuously helps to build relationships between Space CAMP, Platform One, and the DevSecOps community.

Nicolas M. Chaillan, HQE

Chief Software Officer Nicolas M. Chaillan is leading the mission to make the Digital Air Force a reality by supporting our Airmen with Software Enterprise Capabilities. We are enabling adoption of innovative software best practices, cyber security solutions, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies across AF programs while removing impediments to DevSecOps and IT innovation. Nicholas serves as Co-lead for the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps initiative with the DoD Chief Information Officer.

Jennifer Cowley, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Cowley earned her PhD in Human Factors Psychology at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Dr. Cowley's thesis entailed the measurement of pilot's performance decrements during states of mind wandering in the airline cockpit and in a driving simulation environment. She specializes in the identification and measure of psycho-social factors that impact human performance. During her graduate studies at NCSU, Dr. Cowley worked at the MITRE Corporation in the CAASD division, studying how fatigue impacts individual and crew performance. During her graduate tenure, she also was employed at the SAS Institute as a user interface engineer, designing data visualizations for business intelligence reporting applications. Post-graduation, Dr. Cowley was a researcher at the Software Engineering Institute, CERT division, studying the human psychology of insider threats, network risk perception, cybersecurity team selection, cybersecurity expertise development, etc. She is currently employed at the Army Research Laboratory and studies the human vulnerabilities in cybersecurity network defense. In May 2019, Cowley was appointed to stand up and lead the Field Study Team at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Matt “Jamo” Jamison

Jamo has been working for open source companies for almost 20 years. In 2001 he started at Red Hat’s first help desk employee. From there, he worked as a QA engineer for Red Hat Network then as Solutions Architect then finally as a Sales Account Manager. He left Red Hat after 18 years and spent a year at Elastic and is now at Gitlab. Jamo is also a retired Air Force Reservist. He spent 8 years on Active Duty as a crew chief on C-130 Aircraft at Pope AFB. In 2001 he separated and went into the Reserves where he cross trained into Communications. He retired in 2017 as a Master Sergeant out of the 707th Communications Squadron, Ft. Meade, MD.

Rosana Montanez, CISSP

Ms. Montanez has 20 years of experience as a military officer in the areas of Information Operations. Cyberspace Operations and Telecommunications. In the past 4 years, she has worked in the industry sector in Software Engineering, Security Engineering and Data Science. She is currently employed in the MITRE Corp as a Data Engineer. She is passionate about Agile, leadership, and learning organizations. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and a cold Texas craft beer.

Sam Richman

Sam Richman is a Senior Solution Architect for the USAF at Red Hat. He has over 20 years of enterprise IT experience, both in the Federal service and in multiple industry roles, supporting civilian and DoD agencies initiatives such as Agile architecture, application delivery, data analytics, and cybersecurity.

Woody Walton

Woody is a prior active-duty Army soldier who returned to civilian life as a senior software engineer responsible for search and retrieval operations at Army Knowledge Online (AKO), where his love for search began. He then spent ten years running the technical team for the federal division of Autonomy, where he helped architect and deploy large-scale search-based solutions for many government organizations. Woody has been with Elastic for over two years now, where his love affair with search continues even stronger than before.

Jeffry “Mando” Waye

Jeffry Waye currently serves as Centauri’s DevSecOps Senior Product Manager and Practice Lead with the U.S. Air Force Space CAMP software factory and the Department of Defense Platform One. Jeffry is responsible for providing strategic leadership and growth of Team Beskar, Centauri’s DevSecOps team. He brings over 20 years of experiences in Operational, DevSecOps, Agile and Lean mythologies. Prior to joining Centauri, he served as the COO at PivitolX and was a Senior Product Manager at DET12 Kessel Run. Jeffry is a Combat-Disabled Veteran serving a total of 10 years active duty, two of which were in the USMC and eight in the U.S. Army. Jeffry also served as a GS employee for six years, rising to GS15. He still serves as an advisor for two veteran-owned startups.




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