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Despite the U.S. CIO's Exit, Open Source Is Entrenched in the Federal Government

Jun 29, 2011, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Well-versed in open source technologies, Kundra had promised to overhaul the way the government deployed and managed its technology, with a special focus on decreasing costs. As recently as April of this year, we took note of two open source tools called IT Dashboard and TechStat that Kundra oversaw the development of as well as releasing them for public availability. According to Kundra, the tools led to over $3 billion of cost savings in the U.S. government.

"Now, a nonprofit is taking note of the fact that many open source initiatives are alive and well in the U.S. government's pipeline, and there is much interest in Android."

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