A collaboration between the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the winner of Open Source for America’s “2011 Government Deployment of Open Source Award.”
In May 2011, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate named GTRI to lead implementation efforts for the five-year, $10 million Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program. The award was announced Oct. 11, 2011, at the FedTalks event in Washington, D.C.
According to Joshua Davis, HOST principal investigator and associate division head at GTRI’s Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL), the HOST program will seek input from government, industry, academia and the open source community to investigate open source and open cyber security methods, models and technologies. In addition, the program also works to identify viable and sustainable approaches that support national cyber security objectives. Open Source for Americaworks to provide a voice to the federal government on behalf of the open source software community, private industry, academia and other non-profit organizations.
Mil-OSS connects and empowers an active community of civilian and military open source software and hardware developers across the United States. This grassroots movement is a collection of diverse patriots that work for and with the Department of Defense and believe in adopting open technology innovation philosophies to effectively defend our nation.
MTConnect is a machine tool communication standard that is rapidly gaining popularity and Georgia Tech was one of the initial technological developers. In order to facilitate the use of the standard, an application was developed that allows developers of software based upon the standard to verify their implementation through a web application. TechSolve, through U.S. Army funding, was driver of this technology.
Siemens is one of the largest producers of surface mount technology (SMT) placement machines in the world. A CAMX adapter was developed that allowed Siemens equipment to communicate using the CAMX protocol. The software is available for global resale. Siemens Electronics Assembly supported this project.