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Booz Allen Hamilton to Commercialize Air Force Enterprise Software Development Services

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Booz Allen Hamilton to Commercialize Air Force Enterprise Software Development Services

Booz Allen Hamilton announced that it will commercialize services on the Air Force’s enterprise software development ecosystem.

The Air Force’s Platform One is a collaborative hub designed to accelerate the delivery of software updates for warfighters.

In collaboration with Rancher Government Solutions, Booz Allen will distribute Platform One’s services to users in the Department of Defense, the federal government and the commercial sector. The effort is expected to drive innovation and increase mission assurance for stakeholders, Booz Allen said Thursday.

Ki Lee, a vice president at Booz Allen, said Platform One speeds up an organization’s modernization by providing an already robust solution at the outset.

The platform also shortens the time needed to implement critical software updates and new capabilities, Lee added.

Bozz Allen said it will focus on two Platform One services: the Big Bang framework and the Iron Bank repository.

Big Bang is a tool that deploys customer-owned instances of a DevSecOps platform designed to build and run military applications.

The framework includes open-source software development tools and protocols deemed sufficiently secure by the DOD, Booz Allen said.

Iron Bank is a repository of digitally signed binary container images, including both free and open-source software and commercial off-the-shelf software.

Booz Allen said its implementation of Iron Bank will result in the introduction of more commercial software in the repository.

The company added that it played a role in all phases of Platform One’s capability development and operations, including the building out of Iron Bank’s current library of 800 digitally signed, binary container images.

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