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Defense Procurement Ill-Suited for Open Source

Nov 06, 2007, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"In order to fully take advantage of open-source software, Defense Department agencies may need to rethink how they do procurement, said Fritz Schulz, who works in the chief technology office of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

"'The procurement process itself needs to be modified,' he said at the annual Red Hat Users and Developers Conference, held last week in Washington. 'There are a couple of aspects that relate to the nuts and bolts of acquisition that need to be addressed. Those things are just coming into focus now...'"

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