November 7, 2023
Artificial intelligence in software development has been top-of-mind for federal technology leaders once ChatGPT was popularized. This concern is documented in the recent “Request for Information on Open-Source Software Security: Areas of Long-term Focus and Prioritization” which was issued in August of 2023.
Their concerns include the Secure Open-Source Software Foundation, incentives to secure open-source software, as well as research and development. If you are interested in commenting on this RFI, you may want to review a recent survey by GitLab.
They recently published its 2023 Global DevSecOps Report: The State of AI in Software Development. They surveyed 1,000 software professionals and asked about concerns ranging from data security to training.
Today, we will sit for an interview with Bob Stevens, the Vice President of Public Sector from GitLab to focus on this study and where results may be able to be applied to federal agencies.
One curious finding of the study was the fact that software developers spend 75% of their time on concerns that do not include writing code.
Because software development is changing so fast, 81% of respondents indicated that they needed more training.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 99 Explainable Artificial Intelligence
John Gilroy appeared on National Public Radio in Washington DC for 25 years. He wrote 523 technology columns for The Washington Post. Currently, John is an award-winning lecturer at Georgetown University. Forgot to mention — he has recorded over 1,000 podcast interviews.