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Technetra: Why is a Government IT Procurement Policy Needed? How Can Open Source Help?

Feb 03, 2006, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Adkins)

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"Governments should utilize Information Technology (IT) procurement policy to help achieve transparency, competition, measurement and efficiency in the purchasing process. A policy which incorporates open source as a choice for solutions complements the role of standards. Open source and open standards together can help strengthen a framework for procuring and delivering solutions to meet the needs of government..."

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