Federal Innovators Showcased at GOSCON DC

The GOSCON DC program has been changed, replacing the Open Source Cloud Session with a panel to capture some of the leading thinkers and doers in federal government IT.  The  session "Building Outside the Box" will feature IT leaders from NASA, DHS Cyber Security and the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Executives panelists include:

  • Dr. Douglas Maughan, Division Director, Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
  • Matthew Burton, Office of the CIO, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Scott Goodwin, Chief Information Officer for Space Operations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Session Abstract:

As agency staff grow more comfortable using open source software, they inevitably begin to experiment with creating open source projects, and contributing to the communities that they rely on. This "second stage" of open source adoption brings the promise of even greater efficiency, better interagency collaboration, and better citizen engagement, it also brings new questions about licensing, collaboration rules, staff training, and community-building best practices. In this panel, we explore some recent successes in this field, as well as some up-and-coming projects who are breaking new ground this important and exciting new tool in the CIO's toolbox.