Department of Health and Human Services

Require all future IT projects to use Open Standards

Developing new systems using open standards for IT projects would allow for future interoperability with numerous systems and decrease costs. It also allows future computer purchases to be vendor neutral. For example, it would allow users to not have to use IE6 on their computers for web browsing or buying Windows XP when free versions of software would work in its place.

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Idea No. 16746