open source

  • Open Arms for Open Source

    Teamwork! That’s the idea behind a new partnership between the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Open Source Software Institute. The two groups have formed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. The agreement will pave…

  • Drupal gains popularity among federal agencies

    The software program Drupal is now making waves in federal agencies. Tom Erickson is the CEO of Acquia and tells us more about the open source content management program. (Read the full story.)

  • Drupal helps federal agencies make 2.0 Web sites

    Open source content management program makes it easier for agencies to use 21st century online tools.

  • Increasing awareness of open source

    Open source software and its transparent and collaborative nature is something that federal agencies can use more often to meet their goals. That’s according to the founders of a new group called Open Source for…

  • Government Open Source Conference next week

    GOSCON is a meeting of the minds of federal IT professionals on how open source software can help government cuts costs.

  • VA wants to bring innovation to VistA

    Agency CIO Baker said moving the electronic health system to open source would let VA to more easily and more quickly use software developed outside of the department. VA’s decision comes after an industry panel recommended 10 ways to fix VistA.

  • VA’s VistA health IT system could be national model

    The VA’s VistA health IT system could be national model, said James Herbsleb, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in an interview with the DorobekINSIDER.

  • Open source is closing the deal on consolidation

    Federal agencies have been ordered to consolidate their datacenters, and both government IT managers and commercial systems integrators are focusing on select open source solutions and open software stacks to help ease this transition. IDC’s Shawn McCarthy explains how all this works together.

  • Tech@State opens up for Open Source

    The Open Source movement has opened a window for rapid development and implementation of technological solutions in the government space, but there are unresolved issues. State’s Paul Swider tells us about a recent conference to address some of those issues.

  • NASA demos open source cloud computing

    The agency’s Nebula platform is just one possibility in the process of incorporating public cloud initiatives across the board.