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GovCast Season 6 Episode 30 26m listen

Software Development at NASA Reaching New Heights

The agency’s applications leader sees opportunity for emerging technology to improve development cycles and to bridge data across the enterprise.

Behind large agencies like NASA is a backbone of technologists and shared services that enable the organization to seamlessly conduct its numerous missions that include those such as the high-profile Artemis and Moon to Mars.

Shenandoah Speers, associate CIO of applications at NASA, has been on a mission of his own over the past five years to bring in scaled Agile frameworks that speed up its software development cycles and bridge the data among NASA’s systems.

We caught up with Speers at the recent Gartner IT Symposium in Orlando, Florida, to discuss the progress and lessons learned behind this effort, which led to efficiencies like speeding up the delivery cycle from 170 to 90 days. He also discusses the opportunities for innovative technology like artificial intelligence and automation and how they can enable NASA to create efficiencies and reduce costs.

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