MOZILLA: Funds Open Source Projects with Half a Million in Grants. Mozilla has announced the latest recipients of its Open Source Support grants, totaling $539,000. The web tech company regularly helps out smaller projects, and this round in particular favored ones aimed at safety and security. Read more
DHS: Says Kaspersky Decision Based on ‘Open Source’ Information. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to bar federal agencies and departments from using Kaspersky Lab software was primarily based on open-source information, a department official said Tuesday. “That determination was based on the totality of evidence, including on the most part open-source information,” said Christopher Krebs, a senior cybersecurity official at DHS, during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing. Read the rest
READ: PostgreSQL, Open Source Software Bringing Security, Innovation, Performance and Savings. Federal agencies continue to be caught between the need to innovate and reduce costs, all while maintaining performance and strong security. This conundrum has driven the adoption of open source software in government, which not only saves money for the government, but also offers more reliability and agility – and better security. Find out more
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Open Source and the Public Sector. The U.S. government continues to devote resources to advancing the country’s technology by utilizing a mixture of “proprietary, open source, and mixed source code” when building out federal solutions, according to the Federal Source Code Policy. Read more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.