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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: DHS Secretary Ridge Gives the Go Ahead to Linux

Aug 20, 2004, 16:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"Like many government contractors, the provider of ERN (Emergency Response Network) Systems maintains a low profile. When you ask the CEO, Jo Balderas, for references she politely says, 'the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Homeland Security.' That's quite an impressive list, and it represents only a few of the company's clients.

"When you ask for a technology snapshot Jo says, 'currently we use an enterprise open-source software stack known as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP). We also use an appliance to support rapid deployment and to minimize total cost of ownership. Our roadmap has us integrating the OASIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) version 1.0 and Justice XML standards within six months...'"

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