The HEART BEACON CYCLE
 

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 Arguably, military's are very good at developing and adhering to cyclic, well known operational plans and setting goals. If not transparent and highly automated, translation of leaders plans to organization actions, military style Net Centric Operations will not be adopted for commercial practices any time soon -- enter DevOps: 

 DevOps: a portmanteau of "development" and "operations" is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration (information sharing and web service usage), integration, automation and measurement between software developers and Information Technology (IT) professionals. DevOps is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services and to improve operations performance - quality assurance.

Factors driving adoption

The adoption of DevOps is being driven by factors such as:

1.     Use of agile and other development processes and methodologies

2.     Demand for an increased rate of production releases from application and business unit stakeholders

3.     Wide availability of virtualized[22] and cloud infrastructure from internal and external providers

4.     Increased usage of data center automation[23] and configuration management tools

The Army's Battlefield Digitization Program nearly lost funding until it succeeded in automating the operational cycle. A two star general at Army's National Training Center in the Mojave Desert training center issued the ultimatum to the Battlefield Digitization Project manager to either support his leadership directives -- that resulted in network splits, joins, adds on router sub-nets belonging to Division Commander's on his flanks or "give me back my pork-chop and John Madden board -- analog radio handset and acetate overlay chart boards. Necessity being the mother of invention, a process to capture the leader's intent and translate it to network terms was devised in the mid to late 1990's which has continued to evolve over the decades until now.  Note  lower right hand corner Network Centric Operation Interoperability Coalition's Cloud process.  NCOIC is a fifty five member plus organization formed to leverage Net Centric Operations.