Former DHS USCIS Division Chief Will Support Sevatec’s Industry-Leading Agile Practice
Fairfax, Virginia, October 11, 2017: Sevatec, Inc. (Sevatec), a leading National Security firm delivering Agile Development and DevSecOps, Data Sciences, Cyber Engineering, and Cloud solutions for the federal government, announced today that Joshua Seckel has joined the company as Chief Solutions Architect for Agile/DevSecOps.
An industry-recognized expert in the Agile community, Seckel has led the transformation and modernization of federal IT during his tenure as a Division Chief within DHS USCIS. He understands first-hand the organizational dynamics, cultural impediments, and enterprise strategies to effectively implement Agile and DevSecOps across IT portfolios.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Josh into Sevatec’s Innovations Team (I-Team) as a cornerstone of our growing Agile & DevSecOps practice,” said Michael Dallara, Sevatec’s COO. “As a member of our I-Team, Josh will engage with both our Growth and Operations Teams to introduce strategies for Agile adoption and support enterprise modernization initiatives that ensure we advance our customer’s mission objectives and achieve our aggressive long-term growth objectives.”
Seckel brings more than 20 years of experience leading development of software solutions for federal entities, including DHS USCIS, ICE, CBP, and TSA, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He holds a Masters of Business Administration in Technology Innovation Management from Pacific Lutheran University, is an ICAgile Certified Agile Coach, and is a highly sought-after speaker in the Agile community.
Commenting on his appointment, Seckel said, “The opportunity to join a company with an established and highly-regarded Agile practice within the government space was quite enticing. When you include working on the Sevatec business agility transformation, alongside industry experts like John Hughes, it made my decision that much simpler. I look forward to continuing to transition additional federal government agencies to modern IT delivery practices through Agile and DevSecOps best practices.”
Sevatec is a leading National Security firm that specializes in Agile and DevSecOps, data sciences, cyber engineering, and cloud solutions. The firm delivers technical expertise and innovation to solve the federal government’s most pressing business and technical challenges. Sevatec has achieved CMMI Maturity Level 3 (ML3) ratings for both Development (DEV) and Services (SVC) and maintains ISO 9001:2015, 20000-1:2011, and 27001:2013 certifications. In practice, Sevatec tailors industry best practices, incorporating Agile principles to enhance team performance and deliver improved outcomes for their clients.
Sevatec was founded in 2003 on the concept of “Seva,” meaning “Inspired to Serve.” Its mission captures the essence of the firm’s culture and focus on national security missions: “Trusted talent, inspired to serve, partnered with government, to protect and improve the lives of Americans”. Their portfolio of mission-critical technology solutions aimed at modernizing federal IT spans across the National Security sector, including Homeland and Law Enforcement Agencies, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Department of State, and multiple Civilian Departments and Agencies.