All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Source’

NGA goes open source with a public geospatial tool kit

MrGeo (MapReduce Geo) is a geospatial toolkit designed to provide raster-based geospatial capabilities that can be performed at scale. MrGeo is built upon the Hadoop ecosystem to leverage the storage and processing of 100’s of commodity computers. NGA GitHub site for MrGEO: https://github.com/ngageoint/mrgeo Refer to an article by Mark Pomerleau, Jan 14, 2015, available at: http://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/01/14/nga-open-sources-geospatial-analysis-tool.aspx?s=ds_210115

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TATRC-funded Open Source Physiology Engine

From ‘Training and Simulation Journal’… Army Making Physiology Engine for the Masses | Defense News | defensenews.com One of TATRC’s recently announced project is a $7M extension of ARA’s HumanSim.  Since there is thesis interest in airway modeling, perhaps this is of interest.  Some encouraging comments from the article: It will be based on a common data model that will …

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Open Source in Government

Attended a talk on the history of government and OSS at OSCON this year.  Came away with some interesting info, and this interactive history site:

http://gov-oss.org/

Also of interest, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announces its open source policy, perhaps the strongest in the federal government.

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/blog/the-cfpbs-source-code-policy-open-and-shared/

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Army hosts MOSES open-source virtual world

All, Thought you might be interested in an update on project MOSES from the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds The lab created the Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES) last year to test the stability and reliability of open source virtual worlds. Previously, many of the agencies had been using the commercial Second Life platform, but Maxwell said he and …

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DARPA RFP: Crowdsourcing Formal Verification

Hi All, Please read.  This seems incredibly well-aligned with MOVES experience (MMOWGLI) and expertise (Gaming, VV&A) and potentially a good partnership with CS Faculty interested in formal verification methods. The CSFV program is structured as a three year effort split across two 18 month phases. The program has three technical areas: game-based formal verification, optimizing compiler backend development, and research …

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Delta3D App Wins Serious Games Challenge at I/ITSEC!!

Long time Delta3D contributors Alion Science and Technology’s Advanced Modeling and Simulation Technology Operation had a great I/ITSEC this last week. Their interactive Damage Control Trainer (DCT), which helps Navy recruits prepare for their transition to the fleet, was chosen as the ‘Best Business Entry’ by a vote of all attendees in the I/ITSEC 2009 Serious Games Challenge. The Challenge …

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Long Awaited DoD Memo on Open Source Here

2009OSS Well, it wasn’t quite the wait for Chinese Democracy, but for military OSS advocates, it has seemed nearly as long: the memo from the DoD CIO regarding OSS promised for the last two years has finally arrived.  I am attaching the entire document . There are many positives of using OSS for DoD work which memo makes officially clear, …

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