Sunday, 3 January 2016

US federal software acquisition reform in 2015

Within the next month, the U.S Budget and Management Office will gain ideas from the public on how to improve federal software procurement.  Open-source supporters see this as a method to acquire competitive advantage in federal marketplace.

OMB will be drafting a memo that outlines the best practices as a part of a broad effort on behalf of the White House “to improve efficiency, reduce red tape, and provide greater benefit for taxpayer dollars,” in federal acquisition.

For the open-source community, there is no better way of achieving these goals than to challenge the status quo of using commercial software in favor of pre-written, easily modifiable and widely available code to build applications.

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