About Mil-OSS | Midwest

Our Mission

Mil-OSS exists to improve technology development and innovation by connecting and empowering an active community of patriotic developers and solution providers, improving use of the taxpayers' funds through thorough requirements extraction, wise execution, and streamlined delivery by leveraging open source and open technology innovation.

Our Goals

  • Create new open source solutions that are more effective for the DoD and Intelligence Community
  • Increased engagement and collaboration between Government, Industry, and Academia
  • Increase reuse of code and existing open source projects
  • Increase awareness of existing reusable and open source technologies
  • Initiate events and opportunities that enable the government to communicate requirements directly to developers
  • Educate developers on how to better develop for the government

Our Guiding Principles

  • We believe that contributing to OSS in the DoD is a patriotic contribution to our national defense
  • We believe that as stewards of taxpayer funds, we are responsible to be efficient, cost-effective and innovative
  • We believe in the innovative power of people, especially in large numbers and diverse backgrounds
  • We believe in finding and meeting challenges—good solutions to real problems will find their needed funding