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open source in the military
Open source software offers the promise of a revolutionary transformation in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and government technology at a cost and pace that satisfies the competing requirements of shrinking resources and constantly accelerating global operations. While this technological... Read more
4 comments Posted 31 Jul 2013 by Adam Firestone Feed
Quit complaining and start innovating
There are only a few days left to apply. Code for America is looking for developers, designers, researchers, data scientists, and product managers for their 2014 Fellowship. It's a chance to make a difference with code, design, data, and much more.
0 comments Posted 30 Jul 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
open economics
Working on cybersecurity and looking for support for your project? The Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) project has begun a seven-week open call for investment applications that support open source software to improve cybersecurity. Applications will be accepted from July 2 to August 14,... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Jul 2013 by Deb Bryant Feed
sustainable open data
The release of the Open Data Charter by the G8 is testimony to the growing importance of open data worldwide. The Charter recognizes the central role open data can play in improving government and governance and in stimulating growth through innovation in data-driven products and services. It... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jul 2013 by Open Knowledge Feed
IRS opens data in government
The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is to repair the agency’s tarnished reputation and achieve greater efficacy and fairness in IRS investigations. Mr. Werfel can show true leadership by restructuring how the IRS handles its tax-... Read more
5 comments Posted 11 Jul 2013 by Beth Noveck Feed
free and open source software in government
See the FSFE's 'free software' questions for federal and local government at the Ask your candidates campaign page. The Free Software Foundation Europe published its free software-related election questions (in German) for this fall's elections to the German parliament, which will take place on... Read more
open government legislation
We're forecasting sunnier skies in Hawaii today, as Gov. Neil Abercrombie is scheduled to sign the state's first open data bill into law. The bill requires data already deemed public to be made available online and requires the state CIO to set policy and procedures that include "whenever... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Jul 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
open source government ICT systems
The European Commission (EC) recently published an important report, officially a Communication: Against lock-in: building open ICT systems using standards. The Communication introduces and explains the need for the accompanying: Guide for procurement of standards-based ICT—Elements of Good... Read more
3 comments Posted 2 Jul 2013 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
open source governance and collaborative risk
"Ten years ago, open source—notably Linux—was often labelled a ‘fad’ or destined for the ‘hobbyist’ market,” said Mark Bohannon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs & Global Public Policy at Red Hat. "Fast forward to today. Owing not only to the benefits of the technology, but also to the... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Jul 2013 by Clarice Africa Feed
The Dave and Gunnar Show
In this episode of the Dave and Gunnar Show, I interviewed opensource.com's lead project manager, Jason Hibbets. He recently self-published a book advocating for citizen involvement in local government and shared with us how it's changing everything. Listeners get insight into how the open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed

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