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5 WAYS OPEN SOURCE WILL IMPACT THE AGENCY OF THE FUTURE Many technology services are shaping the agency of the future, and open source is a major one. As the survey data show, there is great opportunity for organizations to adopt open-source technology to meet their missions. “In the next three to five years, open source will be the standardized architecture at NASA,” said JPL’s Mattmann. Here are five additional ways we see open source affecting the agency of the future:

1 . E ASING BUDGE T CONST R AINT S Diminishing budgets continue to plague the public sector. With open source, there is the opportunity to create and develop innovative technology solutions while still lowering costs. “Open source leads to cost savings in an age of budget reductions,” one survey respondent said. Additionally, open-source solutions can improve government by reducing duplication and creating more efficiency, another respondent said.

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Agency of the Future: Open Source  

Through GovLoop’s research initiatives to define the “agency of the future,” we have consistently found one important trend in government: o...

Agency of the Future: Open Source  

Through GovLoop’s research initiatives to define the “agency of the future,” we have consistently found one important trend in government: o...

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