The criticality of contractors understanding the government acquisition process is vital to their success and the widespread adoption of open source software. Government transparency, openness and sharing will be significanty facilitated through this comprehension. This concept is superbly underscored through this article by Chet Hayes.
While the intricacies of the acquisition process are often complex, it is incumbent upon the contractor community to work within its framework, (I can say this since I come from the contracting community). =) We can drastically lend to the Government 2.0 modernization with an increased focus on government funding streams and their parameters.
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