Home / News / Red Hat VP Paul Smith: Many Agencies Embrace Open-Source Tech Programs

Red Hat VP Paul Smith: Many Agencies Embrace Open-Source Tech Programs

Paul Smith - Redhat, ExecutiveMosaic
Paul Smith

Some government and industry executives who presented at a Red Hat-sponsored forum Tuesday believe open source technology can drive ideas for development of other information technology platforms, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.

Paul Smith, vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector business, told audience at the company’s annual Government Symposium that many agencies are now turning to free source codes for innovation.

“We’ve really moved in the last 10 years or so in open source, from what was a disruptive technology… to the innovation engine in the cloud,” Smith said, according to Fedscoop.

He also cited Amazon, Google and Yahoo as among the companies who have used open source technology to build IT architectures.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *