DevOps Lessons Learned from the Air Force’s Early Cloud Journey

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Hosted by and the DevOps Community of Practice

Lieutenant colonel Ted Erickson served as the program manager for the Air Force’s Common Computing Environment (CCE), which is now commonly known as Cloud One. During his tenure, beginning in 2017, his government and contractor team accumulated a number of lessons learned that will no doubt resonate with the DevOps practitioners.

Ted plans to discuss his informal lessons running up to his departure from the program in the summer of 2019 just as DevSecOps took flight in the Air Force. He plans to discuss early challenges with stakeholder management, process development, and education surrounding newly-available cloud tools.


Lt. Col. Theodore J. Erickson is currently the Materiel Leader for the Enterprise Information Technology as a Service Program, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Cyber, Command, Control, Infrastructure & Networks Directorate. He was most recently assigned as the Branch Chief, Cyber & IT Infrastructure Operations and as the program manager for the Cloud One program within the same Directorate. His previous duty was as a Program Element Monitor, Information Dominance Directorate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C.

Lt. Col. Erickson received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2004. He is a developmental engineer who has served as a Signals Engineer, Program Manager, Program Element Monitor and Engineering Assignments Officer.

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