The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) as one of multiple companies competing for task orders under the five year Software Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) contract. Under the BOA, Northrop Grumman will support the Air Force’s LevelUP Code Works Platform One team’s product development by providing full-stack DevSecOps engineers, cloud engineers, infrastructure engineers and other key personnel to include developers, trainers and consultants.
Northrop Grumman is at the leading edge of a Lean-Agile and Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) revolution within the U.S. armed forces as the system coordinator for a U.S. Air Force program called Unified Platform (UP). As a cloud-based, software-enabled and software-defined system, UP allows U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force to conduct truly joint operations with mixed mission teams from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). That diverse force brings together cyber warriors from different military branches, all with tactics, applications and processes.
The U.S. Air Force competitively selected Northrop Grumman as the UP system coordinator in 2018. Northrop Grumman’s system coordinator team is part of the larger UP industry consortium that is now co-located with the government at the service’s LevelUP Code Works Software Factory in downtown San Antonio, Texas, which officially opened in December 2019. In partnership with companies like Northrop Grumman, the industry/government team at LevelUP Code Works is working on the next generation of advanced cyber tools.
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the U.S. Air Force and delivering expanded DevSecOps tools, services and talent to support current and future Department of Defense cyber missions,” said Dedra Bonner, program manager, Unified Platform system coordinator program, Northrop Grumman. “Through the BOA, we’ll provide leading-edge DevSecOps and Lean-Agile services to ensure the U.S. Air Force continues to operate, pivot and adapt faster than our adversaries.”
With the help of industry partners, LevelUp is developing the next generation of advanced cyber tools for the Air Force and Department of Defense by leveraging military compliant Lean-Agile and DevSecOps methodologies. Northrop Grumman is currently providing Lean-Agile and DevSecOps services to the U.S. Air Force as the Unified Platform system coordinator, a contract the company was competitively awarded in 2018. Work awarded under the BOA will be performed in San Antonio, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Ogden, Utah; and in other locations throughout the United States.
The defense industry is undergoing a digital transformation. Northrop Grumman is leading the way in partnering with our customers on their digital transformation. We are designing, testing and deploying capabilities faster to respond to current and emerging needs. We have existing partnerships with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, other branches of the Department of Defense and NASA to deliver integrated digital capabilities across our portfolio of new and legacy programs. Northrop Grumman success as a partner in digital transformation includes our expertise in digital engineering, DevSecOps, artificial intelligence/machine learning and open architecture woven with Lean-Agile methodologies.