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Pentagon moves slowly on open-source software mandate amid security concerns

By Justin Doubleday / September 13, 2019

The Defense Department has been slow to meet a government-wide mandate to release more open-source software code, as DOD officials have concerns about cybersecurity risks and are struggling to implement such a program across the department, according to a new audit.

Since 2016, DOD has been required by law to implement an open-source software pilot program in accordance with policy established by the Office of Management and Budget. Requirements include releasing at least 20 percent of new, custom-developed code each...

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