The Hangar 18 mission is to deliver Agile and DevSecOps to the WPAFB Digital Acquisition and Engineering community. We accomplish this in three distinct ways:
Deploying tools and tool pipelines (we build it for you)
Guiding technical efforts (we help you build it)
Educating the workforce
Streamline the Approval and Deployment Process
Achieving an approval to deploy software, and knowing how and where to do it, are no small feats. For many efforts, this is the most difficult and uncertain part of the lifecycle. Hangar 18 offers broad experience in meeting the Military's stringent cybersecurity requirements, and in configuring the most appropriate environment for numerous forms of software.
DevSecOps (development, security, and operations) automates the integration of security at every phase of the software development lifecycle, from initial design through integration, testing, deployment, and software delivery. The benefits of DevSecOps are simple: Enhanced automation throughout the software delivery pipeline eliminates mistakes and reduces attacks and downtime. Hangar 18 provides DevSecOps processes and tools on its projects to control code changes, find security issues early, and deploy software to the customer quickly and often.
User Centered Design
User Centered Design is the process of building insights about users' experience through usability testing and other forms of user research into product development through an iterative design process. This process allowed us to include the user in every step of the development process, while prioritizing features that are the most beneficial. User experience (UX), which deals with the specific experience users have with a product, is a component of the UCD process.
Agile is a framework that breaks the developmental process into iterative steps, allowing for flexibility, testing, and change throughout the lifecycle of the project. Teams complete work in sprints, which are typically broken out into two-week chunks of time. Various checkpoints throughout the project allow the team to change direction as needed. Agile can be implemented in several different ways, the most popular being Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban.
Education and Training
Not only are we doers, but also teachers. Our experience as practitioners allows us to relate to your team's challenges. If you bring your team to Hangar 18, they will work side-by-side with our team for first-hand practical experiences. Also, our affiliation with AFIT allows us to tap into and bring forward professional education and training to meet your needs.
Digital Engineering is a fast-moving and often nebulous space, but its ultimate success will rely on a foundation of best practices in software and data. Hangar 18 aims to address Digital Engineering problems at the infrastructure and data level, without locking the Air Force into specific tools or techniques. Our projects have demonstrated significant cost savings for data management and capability deployment, while also providing greatly shortened feedback time for data analysis and improved overall data quality.