THE PEOPLE’S CODE: Federal Source Code Policy to Support Improved Access to Custom-Developed Federal Source Code Released. The White House’s Chief Information Officer, Tony Scott, has released the Federal Source Code policy to support improved access to custom software code developed by or for the Federal Government. Read the rest
DHS: Explores Wearable Tech for First Responders. A FitBit for first responders? Google Glass for firemen? That’s what the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate is looking for. DHS S&T kicked off EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology. It’s seeking state of the art wearable technologies on the commercial market that can be modified for first responders. The goal is to find these commercial devices that can help first responders create a comprehensive dataset more easily. DHS S&T is asking for vendors to submit applications to be one of two dozen firms to participate in the accelerator and receive help in early market validation, test and evaluation opportunities and paths to introduce their technology to a variety of markets. Find out more
FCC: Forces TP-Link to Support Open Source Firmware on Routers. Networking hardware vendor TP-Link admitted violating US radio frequency rules by selling routers that could operate at power levels higher than their approved limits. In a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission, TP-Link agreed to pay a $200,000 fine, comply with the rules going forward, and to let customers install open source firmware on routers. Read more
BUG FIXES: How to Fix a Bug in Open Source Software. How open source software is supported is just as important as how well it works. Given the choice between building awesome new features or carefully reading and responding to 10 bug reports, which would you choose? Which is more important? Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-july-2016.
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