OSS Means Agility and Innovation for the NGA

OSS Means Agility and Innovation for the NGA

"The need for technological agility and planned budget cuts is influencing federal agencies to adopt open source software solutions and approaches . . . corporate and organizational resources are assisting the government."

SPAWAR Hosts Open Source Innovation Conference

SPAWAR Hosts Open Source Innovation Conference

SPAWAR and Mil-OSS teamed up to host the Open Source Innovation Conference in Charleston, SC mid-July. The Navy seeks to expand innovation, transparency, and cooperation between the defense industry and the DoD.

DoD and Open Source Software: Lessons Learned & Challenges

DoD and Open Source Software: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

The February issue of DoD Software Tech News (Vol. 14, No. 1) focuses its attention on Open Source software development in the Department of Defense. Articles share lessons learned and challenges faced by those supporting Open Source initiatives across the DoD.

OSFA Publishes "Federal Open Technology Report Card"

Open Source For America Federal Technology Report Card

Open Source for America published the results of a study measuring openness in government. The Federal Open Technology Report Card evaluated key indicators of open government and open technologies in areas regarding budgets, social, and open technology practices.

OpenAffairs.tv Interviews John Scott of Mil-OSS

OpenAffairs.tv Interviews John Scott

John Scott, Director of Open Source Software and Open Integration at RadientBlue Technologies, joined Deb Bryant of Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab to discuss how open source software and development approaches are used in the US Department of Defense.

Proposed DFARS Changes May Affect OSS in the DoD

DFARS Proposed Changes

A proposed change to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) may have an impact on Open Source project used by Defense Contractors. Join the Conversation. Read FR Doc. 2011–16345.

Army to expand apps competition participation


The Army will allow the public and industry to participate in its next Apps for Army challenge, tentatively scheduled for 2012, Army CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence's office said in a statement April 29.

GEN Hugh Shelton (Ret) Interviewed on opensource.com

GEN Hugh Shelton (Ret) Interviewed on opensource.com

General Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and now Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, was our guest for today's Open Your World Forum webcast.



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US Gov't Agencies Embrace Collaborative Development

Computer World

IDG News Service - U.S. government agencies have long used open-source software. Now, some agencies are embracing the collaborative development model of open-source software development and are releasing code back to the wider community.