Open Source Software, Government, and Cyber Security

DC ACM will be hosting the presentation, “Open Source Software, Government, and Cyber Security”, on Monday, March 4, at nclud in Washington, DC.  The presenter, Dr. David A. Wheeler, will be discussing how open source software (OSS) is widely used and misunderstood, particularly in the context of the US federal government and computer security.  See below for the agenda and speaker biography.

Go to the DC ACM Meetup to RSVP.


6:30 – Refreshments

7:00 – Announcements

7:15 – Lecture

8:15 – Q&A

8:45 – SIG-BEER

Bio: Dr. David A. Wheeler works at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), and is an expert on open source software (OSS) and on developing secure software. His works include “Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!”, “Publicly Releasing Open Source Software Developed for the U.S. Government”, “Open Source Software is Commercial”, and “Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO”.  He was a key developer of the 2009 DoD OSS policy and its supporting FAQ.