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In Part I, we discussed the Senate Armed Services Committee (SACS)'s attempt to hobble the open source Accumulo project in the DOD. They directed the Department's CIO to jump through a number of reporting hoops before Accumulo would be allowed inside the DOD, and directed the Accumulo team to... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Jul 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
The Accumulo challenge, part I
The dozens of software projects launched in the wake of Google's Big Table and Map Reduce papers have changed the way we handle large datasets. Like many organizations, the NSA began experimenting with these "big data" tools and realized that the open source implementations available at the time... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Jun 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
pssst! open source in use here
It is difficult to imagine the Federal government moving in one well-coordinated direction on any matter, and so it has been with the adoption of open source software. Some agencies were early adopters, especially the academic and research communities. As it did in universities, open source... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 May 2012 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Recently, the Washington Post highlighted how the United States Navy ordered cessation of new server and data center procurement. The Navy cited a recent announcement by Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, detailing a general movement to cloud-based computing (including a requirement for departments and... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Mar 2011 by John J. Feed
Brian Purchia of Burson-Marsteller has a post over on GovFresh about the value of open source to unions. His argument pivots on cost-savings. I think you could make a more expansive argument that includes risk mitigation and innovation, but describing the advantage to unions is an interesting angle... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jul 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed