DARPA Open Sources Code for Building Amphibious Tank

DARPA Open Sources Code for Building Amphibious Tank

The DoD’s forward-thinking DARPA group plans to release open-source software that will let anyone design and run virtual tests on their own swimming tank. And will kick off the first phase of a contest with a enticing $1 million prize.

Gunnar Hellekson Interviewed by Tech Radar

Gunnar Hellekson Interviewed by Tech Radar

Mil-OSS Steering Committee Member interviewed by Tech Radar. Hellekson discusses Open Source in Government, Linux, OpenStack, and OSS commercialization

Forge.mil Requirement Stripped From Conference for NDA FY13

Forge.mil Requirement Stripped From Conference for NDA FY13

The compromise FY13 National Defense Authorization bill excludes language from the Senate version that would have required the use of a repository for all software code owned by the government.

FEDSCOOP FEATURES OUR OWN DAN RISACHER

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DHS Wants Geeks for a New 'Cyber Reserve'

Geeks for a New 'Cyber Reserve'

Just three weeks after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told an audience at the Sea, Air and Space Museum that the U.S. is on the brink of a “cyber Pearl Harbor,” the government has decided it needs to beef up the ranks of its digital defenses.

$17,000 Linux-powered rifle brings auto-aim to the real world

17,000 Linux-powered rifle

Precision Guided Firearms (PGF) are heavily customized rifles fitted with advanced computerized scopes. Looking through the scope of a PGF presents you with a collection of data points and numbers, all designed to get a bullet directly from point A to point B.

Open Source Defined As Much by the Community as by the Code

Open Source Defined As Much by the Community as by the Code

The evolution of technological progress is to standardize and commoditize needs to provide a foundation upon which to build new capabilities and solve new problems. OSS is the present stage of that evolutionary process.

Gunnar Hellekson Honored with FedScoop 50 Award

Gunnar Hellekson Honored with FedScoop Industry Leadership Award

Gunnar Hellekson, Mil-OSS Steering Committee member, was honored with a FedScoop 50 award. Hellekson was given an Industry Leadership Award award.

BEWARE THESE OPEN SOURCE LOCK-IN SCHEMES

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Some vendors want you to think you're benefiting from open source when you're not. Keep an eye out for potential traps

Warfighting – The Navy’s Cyberwarriors

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First and foremost, the men and women assigned to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. TENTH Fleet (FCC/C10F) are warriors. I am proud of the work they do to defend the nation every day and the skills they bring to the fight.