Ryan Gutwein, from the Ignite Assurance Platform, discusses the operationalization of Kubernetes within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the challenges of integrating emerging technology into the DoD's regulated environments. Gutwein draws from his experiences in the Air Force and the private sector, emphasizing the evolution of compliance from a paperwork-based process to actionable, modernized systems. The talk focuses on system authorization, the implementation of software factories like Platform One, component aggregation, and compliance as code initiatives. It then takes a look at some demonstrations of platforms, such as Big Bang and IronBank, and discussions about the DoD's approach to accreditation, DevSecOps, and software component analytics, highlighting the ongoing innovations and obstacles in the DoD's tech evolution.