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open source control not desirable
I attended the NSA Open Source Industry Day in Maryland this year and thought I'd summarize what did and didn't surprise me. We'll see if these observations prove controversial or helpful! More importantly we'll see if organizations can effectively manage, govern, and secure their applications... Read more
4 comments Posted 23 Sep 2013 by Mark Troester Feed
open government data
If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church revival or two (or twenty). Revival is an event intended to light a fire under the 'faithful,' as opposed to the newcomer. As I sat at NC Datapalooza last week, I felt that I was in a revival, without... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Sep 2013 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
open government
After 'version 1.0' of the US Constitution was released to the public on Sept 17, 1787 there was remaining discontent among several states regarding the powers assigned to the new Federal government and a lack of protections for fundamental individual freedoms and civil rights. To fix this bug, the... Read more
2 comments Posted 17 Sep 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
open government apps
Government CIOs have ample resources to do a great job for their communities and citizens. They have smart, well-intentioned people working for them and more low-hanging fruit than most private-sector CIOs dream of. The biggest problem is not budgetary, legal, or policy constraints, although those... Read more
1 comment Posted 13 Sep 2013 by Ben Balter Feed
cloud in open government
The federal government’s march to the cloud has, at times, seemed more like a cautious ballet than anything else. While cloud-based projects are slowly rolling out, much of the agency emphasis is on private or community clouds as opposed to public providers. Security and data handling concerns play... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Sep 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
open government two way
It’s a relatively quiet time for most governments around the world right now. Typically, during this time there are few new initiatives, policies, or announcements related to open source. So, it’s a good time to consider the trends of the first half of the year and ponder what the remainder of this... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Sep 2013 by Mark Bohannon (Red Hat) Feed
Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
Open Data Policy
Authored by Laurenellen McCann, national policy manager for the Sunlight Foundation. As more communities recognize the power and possibilities of sharing public data online, there is an increasing need to articulate what it means to open data—and how to create policies that can not only support... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Sep 2013 by Sunlight Foundation Feed
the commons governance
Originally posted on Shareable. Reposted under Creative Commons. Written by Cat Johnson, a freelance writer focused on community, the sharing economy, the commons, and music. She's also a music lover and player. Follow her at Twitter. David Bollier is no stranger to politics. The author, activist... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Aug 2013 by Shareable Feed
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

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