DOD drags feet with open-source software program due to security, implementation concerns

By Justin Doubleday / September 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM
The Defense Department has been slow to meet a government-wide mandate to release more open-source software code, as DOD officials have concerns about cybersecurity risks and are struggling to implement such a program across the department, according to a new audit. Since 2016, DOD has been required by law to implement an open-source software pilot program in accordance with policy established by the Office of Management and Budget. Requirements include releasing at least 20% of new, custom-developed code each year,...

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