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Software Modernization at DOD

The Defense Department has dozens of software factories playing pivotal roles in implementing DevSecOps culture across the enterprise and in moving more services to the cloud. This culture will be key to unlocking fast development timelines to put tech and data in the hands of the warfighter.

Hear how tech leaders from the Department of the Air Force and the very first software factory, Kessel Run, discuss how software factories are impacting the future of warfare and defense IT at the tactical edge.


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Mr. Jason Bonci is the Department of the Air Force Chief Technology Officer at Office of the Chief Information Officer. His responsibilities are to drive the adoption, resilience, and strategic technical vision of the Enterprise IT portfolio.

Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Director of Public Sector Engineering at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There he led a team of 60 engineering, operations, and consulting professionals in designing and operating Akamai’s public sector portfolio. This included being the technology provider behind the Department of Defense’s Global Content Delivery Service program that powered delivery, security, and optimizations for over 2,000 capabilities. Under his architectural guidance, this service became part of the technical underpinning of the DoD’s internet access delivery system, the Air Force enterprise cloud program (CloudOne) and the Army’s identity and credential access management system. Mr. Bonci also designed and fielded the Shepherd protective domain name service program in conjunction with Defense Digital Service which helped protect Defense Industrial Base companies and national critical infrastructure. Over this 14 year tenure, he had numerous roles in the public sector, including engineering management and as an individual contributor in systems engineering and web applications.

Prior to Akamai, Mr. Bonci was involved in the Open Source community as an engineer at VA Linux and as a contributor to the Debian Linux Distribution. Having worked as an independent security researcher, he is a contributor to the DoD Vulnerability Disclosure Program. He is also an Eagle Scout.

CTO, Department of the Air Force

Kate Macri is a deputy editor for GovCIO Media & Research, where she primarily covers the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

Prior to joining the team in June 2020, she covered the video game industry and small businesses for Zenger News. She also covered banking and finance news for Banking Dive, a B2B media publication based in Washington D.C., and reported logistics, supply chain and shipping news for Supply Chain Dive.

If she isn't boxing or walking her boxer, you can find Kate with her nose in a Stephen King novel, slaying monsters in the world of Final Fantasy or waiting for a blue public call box to land in her front yard.

Deputy Editor, GovCIO Media & Research

Mr. Bill Torson is a Pilot with a Non-Kinetic Operations background currently serving in the AF acquisitions community as the Warfighting Architect at AFLCMC/HBB "Kessel Run". Kessel Run is the System Program Office for the AOC Weapons System and six other Wing-Level, Targeting, and Operational C2 programs. As the Warfighting Architect, Mr. Torson engages with industry, the warfighting community, and government technologists to develop a model-based system architecture for Kessel Run's programs of record that reflects the future of warfare.

Warfighting Architect, Kessel Run