"Mississippi, deep in the South, sits 2,100 miles from Silicon
Valley. It's an unlikely setting for a technology milestone, but
history may show that Wednesday was a landmark day for Linux use in
a government setting.
"U.S. Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
announced the completion of the initial deployment of the state's
Automated System Project (ASP), a Linux-based mobile data
infrastructure linking officials with public safety information.
The project is funded by a $14 million Department of Homeland
Security grant facilitated by the senators..."