Applications & Software
CTO Jim Tunnessen leaving USDA’s FSIS
Jim Tunnessen, CTO of the Food Safety Inspection Service at the Department of Agriculture, is leaving the agency, FedScoop has learned.
GSA eyes new collaboration tools for agencies
The General Services Administration wants to hear about emerging email and collaboration tools industry is developing, and if there any better ways agencies across government can buy them.
GSA governmentwide Adobe contract could save $350M
The General Services Administration has inked a governmentwide deal for Adobe's "data-centric" security and electronic signature software.
Octo Consulting wins agile contract to upgrade FedBizOpps
The Octo Consulting Group won an $11-million contract to give the federal government's central procurement opportunities portal a facelift.
OMB launches Code.gov repository for open source projects
The Obama administration launched Thursday Code.gov, a new repository for government open source now featuring nearly 50 open source projects from more than 10 agencies. Coders can expect to see more projects on the site in the coming months as agencies implement the recently-released Federal Source Code Policy, U.S. CIO Tony Scott said in a blog post announcing the launch. Code.gov is not just a repository, however, but also a resource for agencies to use when implementing the policy, Scott wrote.
Open source exploding, generating benefits in new areas
The federal government has experienced an explosion in adoption of open source applications and systems in recent years, and the benefits are extending beyond the obvious efficiencies and savings to areas like public trust and security, officials and experts said Wednesday at the 2016 Red Hat Government Symposium.