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Defense Digital Service open sources first project after revising strategy

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

The Defense Digital Service is launching Monday its first project on Code.mil, a step in what its leader says is a crucial journey toward open source.

Code.mil, the Pentagon’s open-source initiative, is live

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 weeks ago

Developers will be able to review and collaborate on the Defense Department's unclassified code through its new Code.mil initiative.

CTO Jim Tunnessen leaving USDA’s FSIS

by Billy Mitchell • 3 months ago

​Jim Tunnessen, CTO of the Food Safety Inspection Service at the Department of Agriculture, is leaving the agency, FedScoop has learned.

OMB launches Code.gov repository for open source projects

by Samantha Ehlinger • 5 months ago

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

by Billy Mitchell • 5 months ago

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.

Open source policy holds promise, but agencies must do more — experts

by Samantha Ehlinger • 5 months ago

The IT community is by and large recognizing the value of opening source code but there is work still to be done to implement the practice in government and realize its potential, experts said Wednesday.

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