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Open Source for America

Location: Room 146 Level:

The mission of Open Source for America is to educate decision makers in the U.S. Federal government about the advantages of using free and open source software; to encourage the Federal agencies to give equal priority to procuring free and open source software in all of their procurement decisions; and generally provide an effective voice to the U.S. Federal government on behalf of the open source software community, private industry, academia, and other non-profits.

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John Scott

Open Source for America

John Scott is the Co-Chairman of Open Source for America. His day job involves developing policies for acquiring and deploying new technologies in the Department of Defense and US Government.

He also leads the MIL_OSS conference and working group: http://www.mil-oss.org/

He has focused his career on investigating and developing ideas for how large organizations design, construct and evolve extremely complex systems to meet National Security needs.

John currently leads the Defense Department’s Open Technology Development (OTD) initiative, sponsored by the Office of Secretary of Defense Advanced Systems & Concepts. OTD lays the groundwork for streamlined adoption of open source methodologies within DoD, which includes both the adoption of private sector open source software and the formation of internal communities of interest around DoD systems, including classified systems. The impact of these shifts in policy and business process include not only increased agility for the U.S. military, but also an enhanced ability to securely share capabilities with allies and bring both data and technology to bear in disaster response and humanitarian assistance operations.

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  • Jive Software
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • IGLOO
  • Siteworx
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov
  • Anita Borg Institute
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
  • Express
  • Fedscoop
  • Mozes
  • Open Source for America
  • Social Media Today
  • The Washington Post
  • Who Runs Gov

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