2020 Fed 100

Federal 100: Lt. Cmdr. Michael Pyne


Name: Lt. Cmdr. Michael Pyne
Title: Deputy Branch Head for IT Platforms and Infrastructure, Chief of Naval Personnel
Organization: U.S. Navy

HR innovation. Pyne saw the potential of new cloud-native technologies for the Navy’s human resources platforms and a faster way of acquiring those technologies. He crafted the requirements into the Authoritative Data Environment 3.0, a cloud-native DevSecOps project built in Amazon Web Services and the first successful prototype under the Navy Information Warfare Systems Command’s Information Warfare Research Project Consortium. ADE decreased code deployment by 90%, increased agility and cost nearly $20 million less than competing approaches. Pyne's efforts ultimately made it easier for Navy personnel to manage their HR and career information.

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