Chaillan pushes for Air Force chief software successor, calling role 'critical' for U.S. future

By Briana Reilly / October 13, 2021 at 12:03 PM
More than a month after posting a pointed resignation message on his LinkedIn page slamming the Defense Department’s approach to IT modernization, the Air Force’s first chief software officer, Nicolas Chaillan, is hopeful the service will hire a successor for the role he described as "critical for the future of our nation." Formerly a leader of the service's secure software development initiative, DevSecOps, Chaillan stressed the importance of the position, which is devoted to baking in IT security and enabling...

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