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US Navy Acquisitions Site Uses Open Source CMS

Nov 11, 2007, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"The US Navy's research and development and acquisition policy site at acquisition.navy.mil uses eZ Systems' open source content management system to help civilian and military users access the Navy's myriad policy documents. Before the switch to eZ Publish in November 2003, the site was an unorganized collection of hard-to-navigate static HTML pages. Today, IT project manager Tina Minor, who manages the system for DOD contractor Automation Technologies, says she really likes the customizability and low price of open source software.

"When the Navy wanted to transition its acquisition policy site to a content management system, budget cuts because of the war in Iraq eliminated the option of an expensive commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product. 'There was 13 years worth of data they needed to maintain,' Minor says..."

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