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DevSecOps in DOD Mission Critical Software and the Role of SAST and SCA

Software development is challenging, especially where the software is a critical asset to a war fighter. This software can be in devices worn on the body, radios, cameras, display, targeting tools, in rolling stock, airplanes, boats, C4ISR, and the quartermaster supply chain. All these applications are critical to the entire war fighting machine that keeps people safe and secure.

The ability to react to new requirements as situational demands arise is now a critical capability. But it is no longer just functionality that counts, security is equally important. A new software approach is needed to both react quickly to change and in a secure manner. Security is as important as functionality. A security issue found in a software application needs to be fixed quickly to allow the people on the front-line to trust their systems and perform to the best of their ability.