Rick Stewart
Rick Stewart
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Rick Stewart is a Chief Software Technologist at DLT, a Tech Data Company. Rick has more than 34 years of diverse experience in the IT industry, progressing through technical and leadership roles in the telecommunications, mobile entertainment, federal government, and manufacturing industries. His primary area of expertise is in developing enterprise application software, and he’s proficient in a wide range of software technologies. He has vast experience managing project teams of various sizes and skill sets using both waterfall and agile/Scrum software, DevOps, and DevSecOps development methodologies. He has participated in all phases of the software development life cycle and supported highly available production environments and is Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Professional (ACP) certified.

Everyone Into the Platform One Pool!

The Air Force wants to open its Platform One services to private sector partnerships with the hope of tapping into a consortium of academic and industry organizations to enhance its coding environment. Platform One is an environment provisioned by the…

Digital Transformation, Modernization, and…Your Health?

The recent passing of my mother and a health scare with my mother-in-law caused me to reflect upon my current health. I realized that the habits formed when my body was younger had caught up to my older self, and…

It’s Time to Evolve from DevOps to DevSecOps

As I discussed in my last piece on the GovDevSecOpsHub, the DevOps approach to software production helps to foster faster creation of applications with a higher degree of availability and reliability. By encouraging collaboration between development and operations teams and…

DevOps: Why it’s Important and Why it’s Not Enough

Over the past decade we’ve seen a movement away from traditional, siloed software and application development towards a new approach called DevOps. What is DevOps? It’s an approach to application development that involves software development and IT operations working together…




We launched GovDevSecOpsHub to focus on the next evolution of application development, DevSecOps, which brings cybersecurity teams and tools into the development process sooner so that applications are more secure and safeguarded against cyber threats.

In  GovDevSecOpsHub we’ll look at the evolution from traditional software and application development to the DevOps model. We’ll talk about the importance of moving from DevOps to DevSecOps. We’ll highlight the technologies and cultural changes necessary to make this shift happen. And we’ll profile government organizations and executives that are the “boots on the ground” as the government pivots towards the DevSecOps model.