Open Technology Development: Open Source and the U.S. Government
John Scott, OSD/AS&C, Open Technology Development Concept, RadiantBlue Technologies
Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
As part of the project, the team will determine the policy, procedural, and cultural changes needed within Government to employ these industry-proven strategies. Building on previous open source software studies, experiments, projects, and initiatives, this project will recommend changes in the process of technology acquisition to shift procurement from slow, opaque proprietary systems to open, market-based methodologies based on open standards, service-based architectures, open source collaboration, and software reference implementations. This goes beyond the use of private sector open source software solutions (e.g., Linux, Apache, and open source collaborative tools such as blogs and wikis) to software development specific to the Government, which may never leave the confines of Gov-networks.