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Pam Sheary is a Lockheed Martin Fellow with 30+ years of software and systems engineering experience in the Department of Defense (DoD) industry, including 12 years managing International software development efforts. She continues to serve as the Chief Software Engineer on very large government contracts. Pam is a recognized technical leader within Agile / DevSecOps, Quantitative Management, and Risk and Opportunity Management. Pam’s work to establish Enterprise-level Code Quality has been leveraged across various government agencies. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Pam served in various Software and Systems engineering roles developing and testing software embedded systems and application development tools with geographically dispersed teams. Pam earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh with continued graduate studies in Computer Engineering and Web Design /Accessibility. She holds several certifications, including the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and SAFe® for Government.