Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has opened a virtual lab environment to deliver software services and solutions quicker to the U.S. government. This new initiative, called the SAIC Innovation Factory, will enable federal government departments and agencies to accelerate time to delivery of software and other solutions and move at a pace similar to start-ups.
Charles Onstott, SAIC senior vice president and chief technology officer says the new virtual lab will help customers try out new technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), blockchain, and Internet of Things solutions.
SAIC Innovation Factory is managed by SAIC and uses technologies developed and refined by SAIC as well as Red Hat. It will enable customers to make progress toward IT and application transformation projects by providing DevSecOps teams who have expertise in using Agile/DevOps practices combined with cloud-native architectures built on Red Hat OpenShift.
The virtual lab environment uses Red Hat OpenShift as a foundation, augmented by toolchains that enable the software development processes to operate even faster than by implementing the processes alone..
The initial SAIC Innovation Factory is being launched in SAIC’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia, but this cloud-based environment can also be delivered on customer site.
SAIC will continue to invest resources in the Innovation Factory, and also plans to contribute to the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Stack push-button infrastructure code base. Additionally, SAIC plans to continue to train personnel on Red Hat technologies and Agile/DevOps practices to ensure availability of teams of developers for government projects.
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