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Containers: thinking inside the box

Containers enable software portability across a wide range of computing environments. Here's what you need to know about their budgetary, technical, and organizational value.

Geoff Mulligan: Engineering open and interoperable IoT solutions

Skylight's Geoff Mulligan is one of the world's leading experts in smart cities and IoT systems. Here, he has been working with our government clients to engineer open and interoperable IoT solutions.

Josh Dorothy: Engineering great developer experiences through DevOps

Josh Dorothy's career path has taken him from lawyer to DevOps engineer with the U.S. Digital Service before joining Skylight. Here, he's been working with our government clients to engineer great developer experiences through DevOps.

Supplement your team with specific digital expertise through our Microconsulting Services

Not every problem requires a full-blown consulting engagement. Often times, a short burst of work on a specific topic is all that's needed to help propel government managers and teams forward.

New bug bounty program solution to secure government digital services

Integrating bug bounties into government's DevSecOps processes can produce far more robust and secure digital services. Here's a look at our new bug bounty solution.

Our winning DevOps transformation consulting proposal

Summary of a winning proposal that we put together to deliver DevOps transformation services to a large commercial enterprise.

Quick wins for legacy systems through API enablement

A lighthearted, mock email between two government program managers discussing the immediate benefits of API enablement as a precursor to modernizing a legacy system.

Kin Lane: Harnessing the connective power of APIs

Kin Lane's career path has taken him from software engineer to one of the world's foremost API experts before joining Skylight. Here, he has been working with our government clients to improve their use of APIs. His advice for people thinking about joining us: Do it.

Story of a DARPA proposal

A brief story of our experience submitting a proposal to DARPA to conduct research on the latest Low Power Wide Area Network technology.

How to rescue failing programs

To rescue a failing program, you must protect the four freedoms of enterprise system development.

Principles for a federal CIO-led digital transformation

The digital revolution presents a unique leadership opportunity for federal CIOs to reinvent themselves and their agencies. Here we present a set of key principles for federal CIOs to consider following in order to seize it.

Unsolicited proposal for a microconsulting services marketplace platform

A preannouncement for an unsolicited proposal to construct a microconsulting services marketplace platform, which we plan to pitch to the entire federal government.

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