Tag Archives: open source software

Booz Allen Execs: Health Agencies Should Learn From IC to Harness the Power of Big Data

Booz Allen Hamilton executives wrote in an article published Thursday on The New England Journal of Medicine that federal health care agencies should leverage data science tools and lessons from the intelligence community to optimize big data in order to improve care quality and reduce costs. Steve Escaravage, a senior vice president and head of Booz Allen’s digital, analytics and strategy practice, co-wrote the piece with Kevin Vigilante, an executive VP and a health business leader at the company; and Mike McConnell, a senior executive adviser at Booz Allen.

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Open-Source Training, ‘Sense of Mission’ Could Help Agencies Address Cyber Skills Gap

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said there are several options the federal government can consider to build up its workforce’s cybersecurity and information technology skills and one of those is to explore open-source training. “The proliferation of open source software has changed the training landscape …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Enterprise Open Source Offers Options to Agencies

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks, has said federal agencies seeking to modernize information technology infrastructure should leverage enterprise open source software platforms. Bierweiler wrote in a GCN guest piece published Tuesday that there are four advantages associated with the adoption of enterprise open source and one …

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Survey Highlights Data Sharing Opportunity in Federal IT Modernization Efforts; Red Hat’s David Egts Comments

A new report by MeriTalk has found that 73 percent of federal information technology leaders said that deriving data from legacy applications is vital in efforts to advance government reform and use of shared services. The publication said Thursday it conducted an online survey of 275 federal IT leaders in January …

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CA Unveils Open Source Software Challenge to Advance Federal ‘Citizen Experience’

CA Technologies has announced a competition that aims to encourage U.S. developers to present novel open source software-based platforms designed to enhance the “citizen experience” across federal agencies. The company said Wednesday up to five finalists will be selected for the CA Smart Government Challenge and will receive $5,000 in cash prizes. …

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FEMA Seeks Info on Cloud Infrastructure Modernization Support Sources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for submission of responses to its sources sought notice that seeks to obtain industry information on cloud management and hosting services in support of FEMA’s cloud infrastructure modernization efforts. US Federal Contractor Registration said Thursday that FEMA wants potential contractors to submit information on …

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Intel’s Neil Green on High-Performance Computing’s Role in Government Initiatives

Neil Green, president of Intel’s federal business, has said the U.S. government has launched programs that seek to leverage the use of high-performance computing platforms. Green wrote in an FCW opinion piece published Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot program are some of …

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Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe’s Radiant Purchase Seeks to Help Support Intell Agencies’ Cloud Goals

Intelligence analysts must be able to access data from cloud computing platforms to support information-based services and insights for agencies, DigitalGlobe services business lead Tony Frazier told National Defense magazine in an article published Monday. Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe announced its $140 million acquisition of geospatial information services provider The Radiant Group Oct. 11 and will add 400 employees with secret security …

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Lockheed Develops Disaster Response Portal Based on DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery

Volunteers from Lockheed Martin’s space systems business have developed an online portal that works to provide post-disaster information from the ground with the use of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, Denver Business Journal reported Wednesday. Greg Avery writes that the HelpNowMap.com website is currently in beta version and uses open source software code. The service works …

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Carahsoft’s Lacey Wean: Agencies Should Adopt Hybrid GIS to Facilitate Interoperability

Lacey Wean, senior account manager of geospatial solutions at Carahsoft Technology, has said adoption of a hybrid geographic information system can help government agencies facilitate interoperability with current software platforms and cut licensing costs. Wean wrote in an article published Thursday that a hybrid GIS platform built on open source software can allow agencies …

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