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[News] American Administration is Approaching More Free Software

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Open source software proves affordable, flexible for NIH, DoD

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| Ten years ago, engineers at the National Institutes of Health decided to 
| bundle together a bunch of regular computers in order to create a 
| supercomputing capability. The result proved successful and has grown since, 
| enabling scientists to run large-scale computational experiments that would 
| otherwise be impossible, such as processing thousands of DNA sequences or 
| running six-month-long molecular simulations to study cell processes.     
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http://www.federaltimes.com/index.php?S=3781023

More of healthcare:

Open Source GIS for HIV/AIDS management

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| Open source GIS software can be used to develop a system to provide 
| local-level stakeholders with spatial information. 
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http://7thspace.com/headlines/295876/open_source_gis_for_hivaids_management.html


Related:

Use of Open Technologies Will Change Traditional DoD Software Business

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| The program highlights the growing influence open architecture and open
| source software has in many areas of the Department. The Navy, for example,
| is committed to open architecture to provide the ability to insert new
| component technologies into existing systems. This will provide greater
| capabilities, stimulate competition and reduce over-all program risk. These
| new component technologies often come from small, high-tech firms. Preserving
| government access to this source of innovation is vital. Mr. Nick Guertin,
| Deputy Director for Open Architecture, US Navy, will use his experience with
| open architecture to lead a panel of government and industry experts on this
| issue.
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http://www.prweb.com/releases/AFEI/DODOPENTECHNOLOGIES/prweb1369774.htm


Recent:Convincing the Military to Embrace Open Source

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| "Sixty five percent of our applications run on Linux, and over 60 percent of
| our databases leverage open source solutions. We use Linux, Apache, MySQL,
| PHP, Python and Perl (a combination of software programs known as LAMP
| stacks). Over the years, since 1994, we've easily saved more than $500,000 in
| software licenses. While the cost benefits have been substantial,
| improvements in interoperability along with quick procurement cycles and
| boosts to staff morale -- programmers really like 'owning their code' -- have
| been key driving forces. This has been the true value of LAMP and our other
| open source initiatives," Welty said.        
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/60965.html


Conference Highlights Open Technology Adoption within Defense and
Intelligence Systems  

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| "When we rolled into Baghdad, we did it using open source," General
| Justice continued. "It may come as a surprise to many of you, but the
| U.S. Army is "the" single largest install base for Red Hat Linux.
| I'm their largest customer."
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http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=17056&trv=1


Army Seeks to Catalyze Open Source Intelligence

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| A new U.S. Army Field Manual is intended to advance the development
| and use of open source intelligence (OSINT), which is intelligence
| that is derived from publicly available data legally obtained.
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http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2007/01/army_seeks_to_catalyze_open_so.html


A Network Appliance Platform for Linux Applications at the US Department of
Defense

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| U.S. military requirements for network devices are growing more and
| more demanding, making a flexible Linux-based platform the foundation
| of choice.
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/012207-dod-linux.html?fsrc=rss-linux-news


High-integrity software is key topic at 2007 Military Technologies Conference

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| Following Tokar will be Redge Bartholomew, engineering manager at Rockwell
| Collins on "Static Analysis as an Example Approach to High Integrity Open
| Source Software."
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| "Why High Integrity Software Requires Open Source Tools," is the
| presentation of the module's last speaker, Robert Dewar, president and
| chief executive officer of AdaCore.
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http://mae.pennnet.com/display_article/285223/32/NEWS/none/none/High-integrity-software-is-key-topic-at-2007-Military-Technologies-Conference/


Department of Defense Releases Open Technology Development Roadmap

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| According to OSSI, "OTD methodology will enable DoD organizations
| and contractors to rapidly adapt and extend existing software capabilities
| in response to shifting threats and requirements without, being locked in
| to a specific vendor or held hostage to proprietary technologies."
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http://trends.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/07/07/233257&from=rss
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