"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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.