OGI 3-3 – Open Source for Open Government


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Cory Casanave

Board Member


Chris C. Kemp



Paul Loeffler

Director of Business Development


The principle behind open source software projects – that collaboration and transparency foster innovation – mirrors the aims of the Open Government Directive. But the same set of challenges is also present, including security concerns. This session will examine why open source technologies can complement and support open government initiatives and ways to overcome the challenges. The session will cover:

> Security concerns in open source environments

> The need for standardization

> Case examples from the DoD Free & Open Source Standards (DFOSS)