Forge.mil: A Case Study for Utilizing Open Source Methodologies Inside of Government

  • Guy Martin
  • Aaron Lippold
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 365)

Abstract

In late 2008, DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency), the global IT arm of the US Department of Defense, embarked upon a project to create an internal collaboration and software application lifecycle management system. Beyond simply fielding yet another tool, the Forge.mil effort was designed to fundamentally change the way the DoD developed and acquired software technology and systems. The method of this change was the application of Open Source principles inside of the larger DoD community, including ideas such as meritocracy and code sharing, as well as Agile and collaborative software development. This lightning talk will explain the rationale behind Forge.mil, how it was developed using Open Source principles, and how it continues to influence technology acquisition within the DoD in both practice and policy changes.

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Martin
    • 1
  • Aaron Lippold
    • 1
  1. 1.Forge.mil Community Management Team

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