DOD software chief breaks down tech shifts in Pacific region

Rob Vietmeyer sees increasing importance in advancing the culture of software development amid growing AI priorities.

Department of Defense Chief Software Officer Rob Vietmeyer joins us at AFCEA TechNet Indo-Pacific in Honolulu to discuss the integral part of digital software within the national defense strategy aimed at increasing deterrence around emerging threats in the Pacific region.

Vietmeyer describes his technical priorities around cloud, AI and zero trust. Updates to some of the latest ongoing projects include the rollout of a new cloud feature, the Joint Operational Edge Cloud, with the first app currently being deployed in Hawaii, as well as an update to continuous authentication that provides more flexibility to share data.

He also highlights how partnerships inside and outside the agency are shaping the software factory model to enable cultural change for digital modernization across the Mission Partner environment.

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