CMS’ batCAVE initiative

With public health crises like COVID-19, the importance of modernizing IT infrastructure to adapt to healthcare challenges is paramount for federal agencies. As agencies like CMS are working towards modernization, they are faced with many logistical issues that make rapid implementation infrastructure difficult. 

GitLab Public Sector teamed up with RVCM to support CMS’ batCAVE initiative enabling the agency to develop and deploy software changes at a fast, scalable and efficient rate, all while balancing security and resiliency. 

By leveraging GitLab’s complete DevOps platform, CMS has:

  •     Increased transparency between partners and customers  
  •     Allowed office environments to focus on business and mission issues  
  •     Improved mission delivery and the development of more effective features  

Today we hear from members of the team bringing this vision to life.

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About Bob Stevens, Vice President of Public Sector, GitLab

Bob Stevens is the Vice President of Public Sector at GitLab Inc. GitLab’s single application, DevOps platform helps organizations deliver software faster and more efficiently while strengthening their security and compliance. 

Since 2021, Bob has led the public sector team by helping agencies fundamentally change the way their development, security, and operations teams collaborate. In his 25 years, he has built rapport and trust with government agencies and industry leaders. Prior to GitLab, he was VP of the Americas at Lookout Federal Inc., where he focused on providing mobile threat visibility and protection to enterprise and government entities. He continues to serve as a board member of Lookout. 

Bob also held leadership positions at Juniper Networks, Network Equipment Technologies, Bivio Networks and Brocade Communications. Additionally, he served in the United States Air Force as a computer specialist at the White House communications agency. 

About GitLab 

As The One DevOps Platform, GitLab provides one interface, one data store, one permissions model, one value stream, one set of reports, one spot to secure your code, one location to deploy to any cloud, and one place for everyone to contribute. The platform is the only true cloud-agnostic end-to-end DevOps platform that brings together all DevOps capabilities in one place. 

With GitLab, organizations can create, deliver, and manage code quickly and continuously to translate business vision into reality. GitLab empowers customers and users to innovate faster, scale more easily, and serve and retain customers more effectively. Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its growing community, which is composed of thousands of developers and millions of users, to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations.  

About Brett Kimura, President, RVCM

Brett Kimura has over fifteen years of experience in human-centered design, Agilesoftware, and DevSecOps. He has served RVCM (RevaComm) as a web developer, IT manager and engineer, VP of operations, and is currently president of the organization, a position he has held since 2020. 

Brett is always looking to help organizations across the United States grow by providing business process and modernization solutions across many distinct industries. 

About RevaComm 

RVCM (RevaComm) is a leading digital transformation organization offering human-centered Design, Agile software development, DevSecOps, cybersecurity, cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and application modernization services. For over 30 years, we’ve helped organizations become industry leaders using fresh experiences, uncompromising customer care, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more by visiting




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