Delivering high quality capabilities at the speed of relevance is critical to maintain effectiveness of our operational forces. With rapidly evolving technologies, mission threats and budgets, previous timelines of 5-10 years will not meet the needs of the next generation warfighter. Software is integral to every existing current and future weapon system. The Department of Defense needs to identify innovative ways to scale software development to support mission critical systems. We explore taking patterns from commercial industry as a mechanism to reduce the gap and examples in the DoD where those patterns are driving successful outcomes.

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