Department of Homeland Security

Allow Open Source Software Development

Open Source Software allowed for development

Open Source Advantages

* Cost reduction in software ownership

* Easy to Customize software

* Independence from vendor licenses

* Manage support budget

* Control software updates

* Reduce risk management

* Reduce Development costs

* Reuse of software without reinventing the wheel

* Faster prototype development with free startup cost

* Public testing of software security

* Not locked in to proprietary applications

* Flexible to user change requests

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