It’s a week of happy coincidences for the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON), where we’re very happy to share the latest news coming up for our November 5 event.
First up – David Wennergren, Deputy CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will deliver GOSCON DC’s opening keynote. During his morning keynote address titled, “Transforming the National Defense Team,” Wennergren will discuss the DoD’s newly released Open Source Software Guidance memo. In that memo, Wennergren clarifies DoD policies related to the use and development of open source software. This has been a much anticipated memo and has broad implications for moving the use of open source software and collaboration as well as potential as a reference model for other federal agencies.
In addition to walking conference attendees through this memo, Wennergren will discuss specific experiences the DoD has encountered with open technologies and how they are specifically impacting warfighters.
Next – The announcement that whitehouse.gov moved to open source and is using the Drupal content management system. The Drupal Association is participating in GOSCON too on the panel “Who Do I Call?” talking about how open source software is made and sustained.
This event has taken place on the west coast since 2005 and premieres in DC next week. The program has several dozen agency projects showcased and an “ignite” style sessions too. The event has historically drawn serious government technology management, legal, contracting, planning and policy wonks with its substantive treatment of the topics related to open source.
If you liked the Gov2.0 summit content and are ready for a deeper dive into open technology this event is for you. Registration is still open at www.goscon.org/join-us.
Hope to see you there!