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CTIC Director David Tohn

Cheasapeake Techology Innovation Center Direcotr David Tohn contributing to the panel discussion at the DHS Open Source Industry Day.

Industry Experts gather to talk about Accumulo

Industry experts gather at the OSSI meeting held together with Cybergamut at SAIC in Columbia to talk about Accumulo. Accumulo developers from Fort Meade announce the formation of Sqrrl.

Dr. Ron Ross, NIST and Joe Jarzombek, DHS

Dr. Ross responds to audience questions during morning panel discussion focused on software assurance. DHS Software Assurance Lead Joe Jarzombek and other government panelists offered their insight and guidance on the topic.

Software Angel of Death - John Keane

Known as the "Software Angel of Death", John Keane responds to audience questions at the recent DHS Open Source Industry Day. John is recognized for his strong will, rigorous testing program and requirement for solid secure code. Additionally, Mr. Keane is a member of the OSSI Government Advisory Board.

SRA's Walter Houser and IDA's Dr. David Wheeler

Walter Houser and Dr. David Wheeler discussing the DHS Open Source Industry Day agenda. David spoke about his "Lessons Learned" study during the morning Track 2 session.

DHS Open Source Industry Day Attendees

Attendees arrive at registration desk for DHS Open Source Industry day. DHS Ambassador Joe Jarzombek welcomes guests to conference.

R4IT joins OSSI as Platinum Corporate Member

Executive Director John Weathersby welcomes Butch Rapp, R4IT founder and CEO, as OSSI's newest Platinum Corporate Member.

Platinum Corporate Member Sqrrl

Sqrrl Founder and CEO Oren Falkowitz receives Platinum Corporate Member monument from OSSI Executive Director John Weathersby.

Expert Panel Members

Marc Jones (center) from CAST Software responds to audience questions in the Software Assurance Track.

OSSI Senior Advisory Board Member Bob Bigman

Bob Bigman, CEO, 2BSecure and CIA CISO (retired), engaged with attendees at DHS' Open Source Industry Day. His opening keynote address offered his thoughts on "a government CISO's perspective on open source software."

Registration Volunteers Emily Livesay and Leslie Ann Kellan

Registration desk volunteers, Leslie-Ann Kellan and Emily Livesay oversee event check-in process. As a non-profit, OSSI Community members provide support that is extremely important to the organization's success.

U.S. Navy 10th Fleet Sailors

Sailors from the U.S. Navy's 10th Fleet (an operational component of USCYBERCOM) working on the new Open Source KARMA Program participate in DHS' Open Source Industry Day.

John Weathersby and Dave Egts

OSSI Executive Director John Weathersby presents Dave Egts from Red Hat with OSSI Platinum Member monument. Red Hat is a strong supporter of OSSI and a regular contributor to the OSSI community.

SUSE Track Leader Adam Morgan

OSSI Platinum Corporate Member SUSE exhibits their solutions at DHS' Open Source Industry Day. Life Cycle Management Track Leader Adam Morgan (center) from SUSE is a very strong supporter and frequent contributor to the Open Source community and OSSI events.

Exhibitors Present Innovative Open Source Solutions

OSSI exhibitors Red Hat, Basho and Persistent Systems present their unique, innovative solutions to attendees at DHS' Open Source Industry Day.

VMWare presented with Platinum Corporate membership

VMWare receives their OSSI monument from OSSI Executive Director John Weathersby designating VMWare as an official Platinum Corporate Member.

Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to host open source UAV research program

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Multi-agency program seeks to identify cost savingsand drive innovation for government UAV systems

Maj. Deidre Musgrave

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (13 December 2013) – Representatives from the military, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the private sector are scheduled to meet at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center on Friday to launch a multi-agency research program designed to drive innovation while reducing costs of technology systems used within government unmanned vehicles, an industry worth $8.1 billion as defined by organizers.

Media are invited to attend a collaborative demonstration of the Open Source Unmanned Remote and Autonomous Vehicle Systems (OS-URAVS) program and tour to be held on Friday, December 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

The OS-URAVS program is a collaborative, public-private program to be based at Camp Shelby and administered in conjunction with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Acquisition University and non-government entities, including the Open Source Software Institute.

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OSSI Announcement: NIST Supply Chain Risk Management - DRAFT

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NIST Supply Chain Risk Management - Comments Requested

Aug. 16, 2013

SP 800-161

DRAFT Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

This document provides guidance to federal departments and agencies on identifying, assessing, and mitigating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chain risks at all levels in their organizations. It integrates ICT supply chain risk management (SCRM) into federal agency enterprise risk management activities by applying a multi-tiered SCRM-specific approach, including supply chain risk assessments and supply chain risk mitigation activities and guidance. 
 
NIST requests comments on Draft NIST SP 800-161 by October 15, 2013. Please submit comments to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with "Comments NIST SP 800-161" in the subject line. A template for submitting comments is provided below.

Download draft document

 

 

Ubuntu Edge Now Most-Backed Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

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omgubuntu.co.uk  August 14, 2013 by Joey-Elijah Sneddon

Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge campaign has raised more money than any other project on IndieGoGo or Kickstarter – the two post popular crowd-funding platforms.

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Open source tools worth bookmarking

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opensource.com August 14, 2013 by Nicole C. Engard

One of my favorite workshops to give is the one that introduces librarians and their staff to open source software. After defining open source to them and debunking all the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) out there, I focus my talk on a list of open source tools that can be useful to libraries.

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Nvidia Shield OS is open source

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decryptedtech.com August 12, 2013 by  

Nvidia Shield console is an interesting gaming system that supports all Android games, but also users can play all PC titles via streaming from the computer system, provided they are equipped with appropriate Nvidia graphic cards.

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  • on December 27, 2014 

    The novelty of drones is so 2013. If you are going to be de rigueur in 2014, you had better be thinking about how best to regulate the use of drones.

    While digital currency is becoming increasingly part of the mainstream fiscal news cycle -- 2014 will be the year Bitcoin rivals will creep into the conversation.

    Related: 10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

    And at your next divorce party, if you want to be en vogue, those ice cubes had better be infused with a juice, fruit or herb.

    Want to know more trending subjects for the upcoming year? Here's a look at the 100 things -- listed in alphabetical order -- that are going to be the "it" topics of 2014, according to New York City-based advertising agency JWT. If you want a deeper dive into the topics listed below, head over to JWT for a bit more analysis.

    Related: 'Her' Got Us Thinking. Can You Love -- Like, Really Love -- Your Technology?

    And if you are touched by nostalgia, here's a look back at what was going to be hot in 2013.

    1. 3D Printer Retail Hubs
    2. 3D Printing Accessories
    3. Aerial Yoga
    4. African Contemporary Art
    5. Algae
    6. Ambient Commerce
    7. Armchair Travel
    8. Arrested IRL Development
    9. Art Incubators
    10. AwesomenessTV
    11. Beacons
    12. Bitcoin Rivals
    13. Bitcoins Bust Out
    14. Branded Real Estate Development
    15. Brands Blur Gender Lines
    16. Brands in Space
    17. Brazil as Debutante
    18. Brazilian Art
    19. Breath Analysis
    20. Catering to Chemical Sensitivities
    21. Chinese Wines
    22. The Circular Economy
    23. Cocktails on Tap
    24. Community-Supported Everything
    25. Contemplative Computing
    26. Couriers on Call
    27. Craft Mocktails
    28. Deconstructed Dinners
    29. Delivery Wars
    30. Demonizing Food Dyes
    31. Digital Art
    32. Digital Grieving
    33. Divorce Parties
    34. Drone Regulation
    35. E-Cigarette Regulation
    36. Edible Packaging
    37. Equal Rights for Men
    38. Fashion for the Space Age
    39. Fast Food Tofu
    40. Feel-Good Fashion
    41. Glanceable UI
    42. Glassware
    43. Godless Congregations
    44. Google Glass Etiquette
    45. Hacking's New Frontier
    46. Haptic Technology
    47. Hashtag Fatigue
    48. Heads-Up Movement
    49. Homemade Baby Food Delivery
    50. Human Touches
    51. Infused Ice Cubes
    52. Internet Safety Nets
    53. Jumia
    54. Kid-Bots
    55. Live Broadcasts
    56. Makeup Salons
    57. The Marijuana Market
    58. mEmployment
    59. Messaging Apps as Retail Channel
    60. Metadata
    61. Mindfulness in Classrooms
    62. Minimoons
    63. Minute to Read It
    64. Needle-Free Vaccines
    65. Oculus Rift
    66. OTT TV
    67. Photoshop for All
    68. Podcast One
    69. Privacy by Design
    70. Privacy Marketplace
    71. Regional Ethnic Cuisine
    72. Robotic Security Guards
    73. Role-Playing Adventures
    74. Savory Yogurt
    75. Seamless Payments
    76. Semiautonomous Cars
    77. Sensory Literacy as Core Curriculum
    78. Sight-Running
    79. Smart Vending Machines
    80. Snail Slime
    81. The Social Divide
    82. Sochi's Third Coming
    83. Soju
    84. Speaking Visually
    85. Sports Mashups
    86. Stealth Health
    87. Survival of the Focused
    88. Tablet-First TV
    89. Techno-Paranoia
    90. Telediagnostics
    91. Telepresence Robots
    92. Traditional Folk Clothing
    93. Ugly Produce
    94. Unconventional Models
    95. Vaping Lounges
    96. Vegetable Co-Stars
    97. Verified Reviewers
    98. Virtual Stickers Come to Life
    99. Xbox Programming
    100. Xiaomi

    Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230608#ixzz2rQMz4IEk

  • on December 11, 2013 

    sUAS News

    Multi-agency program seeks to identify cost savingsand drive innovation for government UAV systems

    Maj. Deidre Musgrave

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (13 December 2013) – Representatives from the military, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the private sector are scheduled to meet at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center on Friday to launch a multi-agency research program designed to drive innovation while reducing costs of technology systems used within government unmanned vehicles, an industry worth $8.1 billion as defined by organizers.

    Media are invited to attend a collaborative demonstration of the Open Source Unmanned Remote and Autonomous Vehicle Systems (OS-URAVS) program and tour to be held on Friday, December 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center.

    The OS-URAVS program is a collaborative, public-private program to be based at Camp Shelby and administered in conjunction with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Acquisition University and non-government entities, including the Open Source Software Institute.

  • on September 11, 2013 

    FBI Flash advisory with indicators related to malicious activity being conducted by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).  The attached information provides technical details in describing how SEA targets potential victims and recommendations to users to limit their exposure to this and similar exploitations.

    flash-000018.pdf

     

     

  • on September 04, 2013 

    NIST Supply Chain Risk Management - Comments Requested

    Aug. 16, 2013

    SP 800-161

    DRAFT Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations

    This document provides guidance to federal departments and agencies on identifying, assessing, and mitigating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chain risks at all levels in their organizations. It integrates ICT supply chain risk management (SCRM) into federal agency enterprise risk management activities by applying a multi-tiered SCRM-specific approach, including supply chain risk assessments and supply chain risk mitigation activities and guidance. 
     
    NIST requests comments on Draft NIST SP 800-161 by October 15, 2013. Please submit comments to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with "Comments NIST SP 800-161" in the subject line. A template for submitting comments is provided below.

    Download draft document

     

  • on September 03, 2013 

    This alert contains information regarding potential targeted social media attacks by the Syrian Electronic Army.

     

    syria cyber advisory- unclass.pdf