DISA takes open path to software development

The Defense Information Systems Agency will use collaborative
software from CollabNet as the foundation for its internal software
development, called DISA FORGE, the software company announced late
last week. DISA FORGE was designed to unite local and
geographically distributed developers who work jointly in the
design, build and test processes of Defense Department software
projects. DISA will use two products for the project: CollabNet
SourceForge Enterprise will be the Application Lifecycle Management
framework to securely access and manage the source code, issues,
releases, documents, discussion forums, wikis, reports, and other
artifacts related to their projects. CollabNet CUBiT will be the
virtual private cloud management solution, allowing teams to access
build and test environments on-demand. The solution will be
delivered via a software-as-a- service model. Both products will
provide flexibility, an open platform and integrate with existing
CollabNet installations throughout the Defense Department. By
connecting remote teams and integrating disparate development
tools, the CollabNet platform simplifies distributed development,
reduces infrastructure costs by more than 50 percent, and
eliminates silos between isolated teams to speed innovation by 20
percent and more, the company said. Carahsoft Technology Corp., a
Government IT solutions provider, will be working with CollabNet to
install the solution.



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