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O'Reilly Open Source Convention


Open Source Projects in the US Government
Lisa Wolfisch, US Census
Terry Bollinger, The MITRE Corporation
Patrick J. Moran, Ph.D., NASA Ames Research Center

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Thursday, July 10
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Salon I

This panel discussion includes the following brief presentations that examine how and why US government agencies are using open source:

  • Terry Bollinger will present the findings of his study of open source usage at the US Department of Defense. His recommendations include incorporating open source to create a diverse IT environment.

  • John Rehberger will discuss the open source enterprise architecture management system being developed with an open source model by several US cabinet departments. The discussion will include why the project went open source.

  • Rachael LaPorte Taylor and Lisa Wolfisch will discuss the progress of their study of open source at the Census Bureau as part of research for the Statistical Agency IT Leaders.

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