DevOps Community of Practice

The DevOps Community of Practice (CoP) provides information technology and development staff and leadership throughout government the opportunity to share lessons learned, successes, benefits, and know how related to DevOps.

Government agencies are investing in cloud capabilities and are seeking to work more iteratively, improving their ability to support the public through their digital services. The DevOps CoP will allow agencies to share their innovations and successes, reducing the “cost of learning and innovating” across government.

DevOps is the practice of operations and development staff participating together in the entire service lifecycle operate rapidly changing resilient systems at scale.

Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings


We have two listservs available, one for Federal Employees, and one for all individuals:

What We Do

The DevOps CoP will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month for 30 minutes. In each meeting, a presenter will have the opportunity to share experiences for 15 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

We work towards the following:

  • This CoP allows technical staff and leadership from across government to share their experiences and lessons learned implementing DevOps and agile practices, as well as their efforts to migrate data and services to the cloud.
  • We aim to help reduce the learning curve associated with individual agencies, bureaus, and offices adopting cloud capabilities and DevOps practices. The DevOps CoP will allow agencies to learn from one another, sharing technical know-how. We also promote the adoption of DevOps, knowing that DevOps techniques and technologies can not only save time and reduce costs, but also be a vehicle for innovation.
  • As the U.S. government procures cloud capabilities, there is an opportunity to reduce cost, improve performance, and improve the speed to which data and digital services are provided to the public. An opportunity also exists to improve the speed at which software can be delivered to users.

Who We Are

Community Co-Manager Brian Fox is currently a strategist with 18F. Prior to working as a member of the 18F Strategy team, he led systems development at USGS’s National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) where he oversaw development activity in support of The National Map. Brian has also supported the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in a variety of roles, including joint military assignments in the United States and overseas.

Community Co-Manager Peter Burkholder is a consulting engineer with 18F, where he’s also supported Before 18F, Peter worked with Chef Software’s enterprise customers to guide them on adoption of DevOps practices and infras tructure-as-code, and has held operations roles with health technology companies, NIH, NCAR and AARP. He’s also an organizer of the DevOpsDC MeetUp and the annual DevOpsDaysDC conference.

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