DOD releases guidance on open-source software use for acquisition officials

By Sara Friedman / January 31, 2022 at 10:07 AM
Defense Department Chief Information Officer John Sherman has issued a memorandum detailing how acquisition officials across DOD should evaluate open-source software for defense contracts. "Over the last two decades, open-source software (OSS) has dramatically impacted how software is designed, developed, deployed, and operated. OSS is software for which the human-readable source code is available for use, study, re-use, modification, enhancement, and re­distribution by the users of such software. There are millions of publicly available OSS components, libraries, and applications capable...

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