Government

Open source technologies, communities, and methodologies are playing an increasingly important role in international governments and policy-making.

U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'

U.S. government seeks reduced use of custom software, releases new policy to 'free the code'
The release by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the U.S. Federal Source Code Policy on August 8th achieves the goal laid out in the Obama...Read more

Creating affordable solutions with open source tools

Creating affordable solutions for small government groups with open source tools
Open source is often the heart of many civic technology solutions because using open source leverages the minds of many. Small web solution providers...Read more

Govstrap.io enables rapid deployment of UK government websites

Govstrap.io enables rapid deployment of UK government websites
United Kingdom government websites can now be deployed within minutes by re-using the familiar theme produced by Government Digital Services (GDS) in...Read more

Preventing the next Heartbleed and making FOSS more secure

Preventing the next Heartbleed and making FOSS more secure
David Wheeler is leading a new project, the CII Best Practices Badging project , which is part of the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure...Read more

How Drupal can save taxpayers' time and money

Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talks: Kendra Skeene
In her lightning talk at Great Wide Open 2016, Kendra Skeene explains the role Drupal and open source software play in the Georgia's efforts to save...Read more

The current state of open data in the US government

The current state of open data in the US government
The importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data.Read more

Why open data matters today

Why open data matters
Martin Yan says the public needs to keep pushing to make government data more easily accessible than ever.Read more

A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'

A fresh look at the U.S. draft policy on 'federal sourcing'
A draft Federal Sourcing Policy announced by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) drives U.S. government (USG) procurement and IT policy.Read more