September 1, 2017

“I haven’t seen a smoother deployment of any application or systems in production at HUD than the deployment of LRS. It involved a diversified group of teams working together in a collaborative CICD environment.” – Mark Hayes, HUD OCIOREI Systems’ Michael Iams and Denny Chiramel recently published in Federal Computer Week (FCW) magazine to share their expert commentary on Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD). Their article, titled, “How automated tools can unlock IT challenges,” discusses how CI/CD tools and automation can solve traditional problems with the time and cost of software development. The article features an example of how REI Systems helped the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) streamline the development of its mission-critical FHA Loan Review System (LRS).

“Agile and CI/CD addressed chronic technical problems and promoted innovative solutions developing strong working relationships with Operations, Networking and Security. The collaborative effort helped forge a cooperative working group where none existed before.” – Russell Burns, HUD OCIOAccording to Mark Hayes, HUD OCIO/CTO, “I haven’t seen a smoother deployment of any application or systems in production at HUD than the deployment of LRS. It involved a diversified group of teams working together in a collaborative CICD environment.” CI/CD is a natural fit for government agencies struggling to improve the performance of siloed teams and reap the full benefits of Agile development. HUD OCIO Solutions Architect, Russell Burns describes how “[a]gile and CI/CD addressed chronic technical problems and promoted innovative solutions developing strong working relationships with Operations, Networking and Security. The collaborative effort helped forge a cooperative working group where none existed before.

Today’s customers demand more features, better reliability and quicker time to market. For more on applying these modern practices to the unique challenges faced by Federal agencies read the full article on FCW.