Defense Department needs to embrace open source or military will lose tech superiority

The Department of Defense needs to move past open source myths that have been debunked and jump on the open source bandwagon or the DoD and U.S. military will not be able to maintain tech superiority, warns a Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report.

To maintain technological superiority, the DoD needs “to acquire, develop, deploy, and maintain cutting-edge software” systems. “Unless the department is able to accelerate how it procures, builds, and delivers software, it will be left behind,” said the authors of “Open Source Software and the Department of Defense” (pdf).

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