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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DARPA Pushes Open Source

DARPA continues to push open source technology solutions, leading to more agile and modular systems, which can lead to even broader democratization of data and systems.    " ... This fall, the (retired) eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff described a potential future of the military that’s founded not only in open source thinking, but in next-generation user interfaces and biohacking straight out of science fiction. If even some of the strategic thinking he described at this year’s Military Open Source Conference in D.C. is applied to how the technology that supports the next generation of war fighters is built, dramatic evolutionary changes could cascade down the entire supply chain of one of the world’s biggest organizations ... " 

Note my involvement in and coverage of the DARPA XData big data evaluation project.  More here.

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