R 051530Z OCT 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC DCI IC4 WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PLATFORM ONE FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/SOFTWARE ACQUISITION PATHWAY INTERIM POLICY AND PROCEDURES/USD A&S/20200103//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/DOD ENTERPRISE DEVSECOPS REFERENCE DESIGN/DODCIO/YMD: 20190812//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/DESIGNATION OF ENTERPRISE SERVICE PROVIDER FOR DEVSECOPS/DODCIO/YMD: 20200522//
REF/D/MSGID: DOC/MARINE CORPS ENTERPRISE NETWORK MODERNIZATION PLAN/DODCIO/YMD: 2020055//
NARR/REF A, OUTLINES SOFTWARE ACQUISITION PATHWAY INTERIM POLICY AND PROCEDURES. REF B, DOD ENTERPRISE DEVSECOPS REFERENCE DESIGN, DESCRIBES THE DEVSECOPS LIFECYCLE, SUPPORTING PILLARS, DEVSECOPS ECOSYSTEM, AND SHOWCASES A SAMPLING OF SOFTWARE FACTORY REFERENCE DESIGNS AND APPLICATION SECURITY OPERATIONS. THIS DOD ENTERPRISE DEVSECOPS REFERENCE DESIGN PROVIDES IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) CAPABILITY PROVIDERS, IT CAPABILITY CONSUMERS, APPLICATION TEAMS, AND AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS. REF C, DESIGNATION OF ENTERPRISE SERVICE PROVIDER FOR DEVSECOPS, IS A DOD CIO MEMORANDUM DESIGNATING DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PLATFORM ONE AS AN APPROVED DEVSECOPS SERVICE PROVIDER. REF D, MARINE CORPS ENTERPRISE NETWORK MODERNIZATION PLAN, IMPLEMENTS STRATEGIC GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION IN ORDER TO MODERNIZE THE MARINE CORPS ENTERPRISE NETWORK.//
POC/SEAN KAISER/MAJ/UNIT: DC IC4/TEL: 571-256-9096/EMAIL: SEAN.KAISER@USMC.MIL//
POC/KILLIAN BYRNE/CAPT/UNIT: DC IC4/TEL: 571-256-9076/EMAIL: KILLIAN.BYRNE@USMC.MIL//
POC/ANDREW HUTCHEON/CAPT/UNIT: DC P&R/TEL: 703-614-7703/EMAIL: ANDREW.HUTCHEON@USMC.MIL//
POC/COLLIN CHEW/CAPT/UNIT: MARFORCYBER/TEL: 667-812-6314/EMAIL: COLIN.CHEW@AFWERX.AF.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. This message provides information and solicits applicants for a competitive 6-month fellowship program with DoD Platform One and the DoD Development, Security Operations (DevSecOps) initiative. DevSecOps is an organizational software engineering culture and practice that unifies software development, security, and operations. This program is intended to build a cadre of DevSecOps users and professionals to accelerate DevSecOps adoption and capabilities within the Marine Corps, and directly supports guidance in Ref D. Legacy software acquisition and development practices in the DoD do not provide the agility to deploy new software “at the speed of operations.” In addition, security is often an afterthought, not built in from the beginning of the lifecycle of the application and underlying infrastructure. DevSecOps is the industry best practice for rapid, secure software development. The main characteristics of DevSecOps are automation, monitoring, and security application in all phases of the software lifecycle: plan, develop, build, test, release, deliver, deploy, operate, and monitor. In DevSecOps, testing and security are conducted earlier in the development process through automated unit, functional, integration, and security testing - this is a key DevSecOps differentiator since security and functional capabilities are tested and built simultaneously.
2. FELLOWSHIP DETAILS.
2.A. Prospective candidates are military and civilian personnel from Deputy Commandant Information, Information Command, Control Communications and Computers (IC4), Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), Technology Services Organization (TSO), Marine Forces Cyber Command (MFCC). These individuals will be working in one or more of the following subject matter areas:
2.A.1 Software Development
2.B.2 Product Management
2.A.3 User Centric Design
2.B. Selected program fellows will be full time team members at DoD Platform One, and will work on one of the various Value Streams at Platform One: software development, product management, and user centric design. Program fellows will learn and participate in the best application development practices, learn to use, manage, and build DevSecOps pipelines, and develop an appreciation of the importance of user centric design in product development. Program fellows with a cybersecurity background will develop a deeper understanding of how cybersecurity is executed in accordance with the Ref B, learn more about how Platform One manages its continuous Authority to Operate (cATO), and learn how to accredit mission applications using the Risk Management Framework. Program fellows with acquisitions and contracting experience will learn more about how contracting vehicles like a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) and others enable the acquisition and scaling of talent, software licenses, and cloud services to facilitate service delivery at DoD Platform One.
3. APPLICATION PROCESS.
3.A. All applications will be routed to DoD DevSecOps fellowship lead, Molly Cain, at firstname.lastname@example.org, on a rolling basis, to be accepted NLT 30 October. Prospective fellows and their supervisors must confirm their seat. Confirmed selectees will receive an acceptance letter from the DoD DevSecOps Initiative Chair. Fellowship start dates range from 31 August to 30 October 2020. Application requirements are outlined below:
3.A.1. Marines will title the subject line “6 Month Fellowship Program Application.
3.A.2. Marines will write a single page Letter of Intent detailing: Background, Experiences, Interests and goals, WHY this opportunity is important to them in further developing their DevSecOps knowledge, and What weapon or IT systems they hope to support in the future.
3.A.3. Include supervisor and POCs listed in this message on Letter of Intent submission. Supervisors must be commanders or Officers in Charge for military personnel and in GS-15 or equivalent supervisory positions for civilian applications. Supervisor approval is required to participate in this program.
3.A.4. Include job reference from subject areas listed in Paragraph 2.
3.A.5. E-mail letters of intent to DoD DevSecOps fellowship lead, Molly Cain, at email@example.com, NLT 30 October 2020.
4. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS.
4.A. Selected applicants will be accounted for by their current chain of command, under normal reporting requirements. Supervisors will continue to account for fellowship residents on their morning report.
4.B. Selected applicants will remain within their regular reporting chain for accountability and performance evaluation. Fitness Reports will be written by current supervisor/appropriate individual in the Marine’s chain of command.
5. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS. Selected applicants must be able to start the six month fellowship by 30 October 2020 (worked out with supervisors). The program lasts 6 months, and is 100% Remote. There are no TDY costs associated with the fellowship program. Applicants must have at least 6 months remaining at current duty station to be eligible to apply. There is no payback tour incurred by participating in this opportunity.
6. POINTS OF CONTACT. Please contact the POCs listed in this MARADMIN for any questions.
7. APPLICABILITY. This message is applicable to the total force.
8. Release authorized by BGen L.M. Mahlock, Director, Information C4 Division, Deputy Commandant for Information.//