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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: CORE.GOV

Sep 27, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"One never can know enough about government and technology. So much fragmentation exists within the playing field that even if you win a significant contract with one department, you cannot expect it to fly through an entire agency. Another demoralizing facet to working with government is vendor pressures exerted by proxy by agency heads.

"In a recent article, I wrote about the Emergency Response Network System and how it has worked for over three years in the Department of Homeland Security. Currently, this LAMP program has cost the government approximately 10% of what a comparably componentized proprietary system would have cost. It also works..."

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