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Lockheed Unveils New Software Factory for USSTRATCOM

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Unveils New Software Factory for USSTRATCOM

Lockheed Martin said it helped the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center establish a software development factory designed to fulfill the mission needs of the U.S. Strategic Command.

Created under the Global Strike and Product Support contract, the Rogue Blue Software Factory supports the delivery of nuclear command, control and communications planning capabilities, Lockheed Martin said.

“We used a novel microservice-patterned component architecture to break new ground on the use of containers at USSTRATCOM,” said Colleen Saint, Lockheed’s GSPS program manager.

A container is a software unit that includes tools, libraries, settings and everything else that the software needs to run without affecting the host operating system.

Lockheed said it worked closely with USSTRATCOM at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska to establish 12 software pipelines founded on DevSecOps methodologies.

DevSecOps is the concept of ingraining security into the DevOps process, a software development and information technology operations philosophy aimed at shortening development time while maintaining high quality.

Lockheed said the new, more agile and cloud-based environment shortened the delivery time of new capabilities from six months to two weeks.

USSTRATCOM’s new capability allowed it to replace its conventional strike planning aid weapons engineering system with SPA 2.0, which Lockheed said is more optimized and more efficient for kinetic weapons.

Lockheed said it has been supporting USSTRATCOM’s command and control systems for more than 20 years. The company previously worked on mission systems under the Computing Environment STRATCOM Architecture, Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis architecture and integration and the GSPS programs.

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