Tag Archives: Github

OMB Issues Federal Fund Data Report Standards

The Office of Management and Budget has released standards for how to report data on federal fund and spending as OMB begins the next implementation phase for the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. OMB said Friday federal agencies will begin to use 15 final standards for posting federal spending data on …

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NGA Releases Mobile App for Exploring Content Offline; Ben Tuttle Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has rolled out a mobile application for users to load and display content on a mobile device even without a network connection. The Disconnected Interactive Content Explorer app is designed to help disaster response personnel, search-and-rescue teams and other users use content generated in HTML, CSS …

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NGA Releases Gamification Software Code on GitHub; Robert Cardillo Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has published a gamification software code on its official GitHub account. Released earlier this month, the standalone application works to generate badges and awards for users based on the context of their performance, NGA said Oct. 14. NGA also built the open source code to integrate with other Web applications to …

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Ben Balter: Contractors Should Tap Open Source for IT Maturity

GitHub‘s Ben Balter urges government contractors to adopt open source products and software development practices to build on operational and cost efficiencies and ensure that information technology systems use mature code and receive continuous maintenance support. Balter, who works to drive government awareness for GitHub, writes in a guest post published …

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Sonny Hashmi: GSA to Foster Open Source Tech Development

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, said the agency is prioritizing open source and open data over regular commercial tools as part of a new policy, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Reporter Jason Miller spoke with Hashmi in an online chat about GSA’s move toward open source …

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