Open Source Software Is Common At DHS

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 28, 2013

The government should not have an “open source first policy,” Homeland Security Department Chief Information Officer Richard Spires said Wednesday, but added officials should look to open source technology whenever possible...

Open source is present across much of Homeland Security’s technology portfolio, Spires said, and the agency expects to use more open source in the future. Much of the software is secure enough to be integrated into major systems, he said.