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DoD’s Platform One Announces Official Adoption of Work-From-Home Model

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Platform One, a team of software developers advancing the use of DevSecOps practices, will continue to work remotely to protect its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rob Slaughter, director of Platform One, announced the move to the team’s more than 180 employees during a recent video conference, according to a blog post published Wednesday on Platform One’s Medium site.

“Platform One is now the first federal office to go to a formal work-from-home model in the face of changing times,” Slaughter said during the call. “We’ve proven that our productivity has not been negatively impacted. In fact, we’re better than before.”

Nicolas Chaillan, chief software officer at the Air Force and co-lead for the DoD's enterprise DevSecOps initiative, expressed in his memo his support to telework arrangement to protect employees and improve productivity.

The Platform One team said office facilities will now operate under a 50 percent capacity rule and that it will provide updates in the next several months as it pilots the work-from-home model.

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