Government is often known for large formal gate reviews before anything is allowed to deploy to production. Often with multiple stakeholders holding sway over different parts of the deployment approval with the result of a time consuming process to get functionality to users. DevOps is premised on fast deployment to production to deliver functionality into the users hands and getting quick feedback from all interested parties (operations, users, stakeholders, etc). This implementation of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and other practices within the government sector can be daunting. Providing the teams themselves the authority to deploy code to production to speed the process would seem to be anathema.
This talk will show practices and policies to allow teams to deploy to production in a governement environment while maintaining the required oversight, auditability, and compliance required for these applications.