Monkton deploys new app for source code management, CI/CD, security scanning to USAF
Monkton, the market leader for secure, NIAP Compliant mobile apps, has deployed the first mobile app in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) that enables maintainers to perform their work directly on the flight line with mobile devices.
“This is a huge win for our Department of Defense, aligning directly with the mandate of increasing air readiness,” commented Harold Smith III, CEO and co-founder of Monkton, Inc. He continued,
“The project started off on the 5-yard line, by leveraging Rebar by Monkton and AWS GovCloud (US), we were ultimately able to kick off and enter User Acceptance Testing in just over three months. There is no one else that can deliver secure, compliant, mission related capabilities in this time.”
“Amazon Web Services was thrilled to be part of this project. BRICE enables the USAF maintainer community to consume and generate data when they need and where they need it,” adds Dave Levy, VP of AWS’ US Government business.
“Working with Partners like Monkton to extend the Cloud to the tactical edge to where people do their work, enables our customers to reimagine their legacy business processes. We listen to our customers and do our best to focus on their needs and when necessary invent on their behalf.”
“In many ways, BRICE was a pathfinder for the USAF, and from that both the USAF and Monkton have learned a lot,” remarked Chris Gorman, COO and co-founder of Monkton. Gorman continues,
“From this, we have spent the last year developing ‘Mission Mobility’ – what we refer to as a factory approach to quickly building and delivering mission related mobile apps. The factory approach to Mission Mobility means that the government assesses the factory—stocked with NIAP, FIPS, and FedRAMP validated products, baked in with auditing and assessment tools.
“This is DevSecOps for mobility, working with the best industry partners from Amazon, Apple, Monkton, GitLab, NowSecure, and various others. We are advocating following standards and anyone abiding by those standards can plug into the factory.”
Gorman stated, “With the factory, any developer can check in code for a mobile app, build it, test it, scan it, and should produce a compliant auditable result. The days of having expensive consultants doing manual work are over.”
“It’s been wonderful to work with Monkton and be a part of the Mission Mobility project to help automate and scale the application development process in the public sector,” said Ralph Kompare, DoD Federal Strategic Leader, GitLab.
“By providing a single application for source code management, CI/CD, security scanning and an extensible framework to integrate third party tools, GitLab is helping the public sector quickly build and deliver applications. We look forward to seeing the speed at which the public sector delivers mobile applications via Mission Mobility.”
“Finally,” as remarked by Chris Gorman, “if you’ve been told that this is impossible, if you have been told it will take three years, if you have been told it will take millions of dollars to build and deliver one mission app—stop listening, it can be done and it has been done meeting policy. We are happy to help get you up and running in a few weeks.”