Military Embedded Systems

Software container security to be accelerated under AFWERX contract


June 19, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

RESTON, Va. Anchore, Inc., company specializing in DevSecOps workflow for software containers, announced it has won a $2.25 million AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract. The contract is focused on securing and hardening software containers through automated, policy-based DevSecOps workflows.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is adopting modern DevSecOps practices with the intention to rapidly deliver new software to warfighters while simultaneously improving cybersecurity. These practices employ automated tools, processes, and platforms to identify and remediate security vulnerabilities early in the software development process.

Anchore provides a core technology platform mandated as part of the DoD DevSecOps Reference Design, aiming to enable teams to enforce security and compliance policies against software containers. And for the past 12 months, according to the company, the Anchore team has provided design and operational support for Platform One, the U.S. Air Force DevSecOps platform.

Under the Phase II contract, Anchore will aim to deepen product capabilities to help the Air Force secure software supply chains and prevent insider threat by using deep image inspection and policy-based compliance enforcement technology. Anchore engineers will be embedded into the Platform One team as they continue deploying secure software capabilities across the Air Force.


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