Coming up: Open Source & Cybersecurity at POSSCON March 28-29, 2012

One of my favorite projects I have the good fortune to be contributing to was created by the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T – the equivalent of the R&D arm of the agency).  It’s called the HOST program (Homeland Open Security Technology). Joining me at the upcoming Palmetto Open SourceContinue reading “Coming up: Open Source & Cybersecurity at POSSCON March 28-29, 2012”

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”

Nominations Sought for Open Source Software use in Government

GOSCON AWARDS for Open Business Use in Government Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Excellence Awards for Open Source Business Use in Government. It’s true.  After five years of operation of the Government Open Source Conference, we’re looking forward to recognizing government employees who have made significant accomplishments in the application of OpenContinue reading “Nominations Sought for Open Source Software use in Government”

Open Source for America Unvieled at OSCON

Not too long ago I attended TransparencyCamp in DC and led a discussion on how to work with government.  The session was intended for technologists and advocates. I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the participants was a senate staffer.  After listening to much of the discussion she explained that she had worked onContinue reading “Open Source for America Unvieled at OSCON”

Best Practices for Software Development in Government

Last winter I received a request from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Policy to come Charleston and meet with a group of innovative law enforcement execs. If you belong to the public safety community or are interested in how governments are making collaboratives work, a copy of my presentation is viewable onContinue reading “Best Practices for Software Development in Government”

Matsue “Ruby City” Journey

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=67348 Matsue City is a beautiful and remote city located in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan. The region has drawn national recognition for the Matsue “Ruby City” project, a highly innovative initiative to promote open source software through a collaborative partnership created by local industry, academia and government. I was very fortunate to have beenContinue reading “Matsue “Ruby City” Journey”