Open Source is on the Agenda for Cyber Security Experts in Palo Alto

I‘m in Palo Alto CA for a few days to speak at a gathering of Cyber experts from vaious disciplines at the ITTC forum at SRI headquarters in Silicon Valley.  I’m pleased for the opportunity to talk about the US and other federal agencies growing adoption of open source software AND rolling some of theirContinue reading “Open Source is on the Agenda for Cyber Security Experts in Palo Alto”

Open Government and eParticipation in the EU

I spoke to the OpenGov and eParticipation Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland in late September.  The event was produced by the University of Ulster with the help of a number of organizations and sponsors.  I’d met faculty from the University when they came out to visit the Open Source Lab and learn more about theContinue reading “Open Government and eParticipation in the EU”

GOSCON 2011 Shakes Up Government IT

This year’s theme for the Innovation Nation Forum, which was co-located with GOSCON, was “Shake It Up,” and things were shaken up indeed. While we were a little sad that this year’s conference wrapped up early due the East Coast earthquake, we’re all pleased that no one was harmed. Plus, we did get to shakeContinue reading “GOSCON 2011 Shakes Up Government IT”

Government Open Source Conference D.C. Program set for August 23

Please join me on August 23 at the Washington Convention Center for our Seventh Annual GOSCON, this year collocated with Innovation Nation Forum.  I’m very excited we’re partnering with MeriTalk for the event which takes this year’s burning government IT issues head-on. Our program this month includes a great lineup of all agency leadership –Continue reading “Government Open Source Conference D.C. Program set for August 23”

DoD Releases Open Technology Development: Lessons Learned by the Military

It’s been about five years since the DoD-commissioned Open Technology Development Road Map was published, considered the definitive primer for smart government agencies and their personnel diving in to Open Source development, acquisition and operational policy-making.  The next anxiously-awaited (well, not anxious but very much looked-forward to) installment  – entitled “Open Technology Development: Lessons LearnedContinue reading “DoD Releases Open Technology Development: Lessons Learned by the Military”

US Federal Report Card on Open Source, Technology Released

Following the first year of implementation of the Open Government Directive, a number of valuable reports have addressed the openness and transparency progress made by federal agencies. Today’s Open Source for America (OSFA) report card digs a little deeper into its own domain – Open Source, Open Technology in use in their report on FederalContinue reading “US Federal Report Card on Open Source, Technology Released”