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Software & Cyber Solutions Symposium 2018 Agenda & Keynotes Announced

Software & Cyber Solutions Symposium 2018 Agenda & Keynotes Announced

February 1, 2018—Registration is now open for the 2018 Software and Cyber Solutions Symposium, a free one-day event sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in Arlington, Virginia, on March 27 with available tutorials on March 26 and 28.

This symposium will explore the challenges and realities in acquiring and developing software for our nation’s critical systems, with a specific focus on identifying effective practices in Agile and DevOps. The SEI has extensive experience helping DoD and government organizations adopt Agile and DevOps, and SEI presenters will offer practical, actionable advice and insight based on this experience.

Highlights of the agenda include

  • Keynote addresses by Victor Gavin, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space (DASN C4I/IO/Space); Dr. Barry Boehm, TRW Professor of Software Engineering and director emeritus, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California; and Josh Corman, chief security officer at PTC and Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
  • Presentations by SEI technical leaders on Agile and DevOps, and by Maj. Jeffrey A. Mueller, the deputy chief, GPS OCX Systems Engineering, Space and Missiles System Center (SMC), who will share lessons learned in applying modern software development practices to a mission-critical Department of Defense program.
  • An expert panel discussion titled, “Adaptability, Security, Resiliency: Can Agile and DevOps Deliver All Three?”
  • Informal “Ask an SEI Expert” sessions, facilitated discussions with experts on Agile and DevOps

The one-day symposium on Tuesday, March 27, is free to attendees. The SEI will also offer eight affordably priced half-day tutorials on the days before and after, March 26 and 28. Tutorial topics are

  • using dashboards to communicate project status
  • emerging computational technologies (blockchain and causal learning)
  • cybersecurity risk in Agile and DevOps environments
  • architecture practices for achieving Agile at scale
  • DevOps for managers and executives
  • Agile metrics
  • Agile in government
  • achieving high availability and reliability with Agile

For more information about SCSS 2018 and to register, please see