On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, the the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) will host an Open Source Software Industry Day conference in conjunction with the National Security Agency (NSA) at the Johns Hopkins University APL Kossiakoff Conference Center in Laurel, Maryland.
The event will feature speakers from the NSA as well as industry and open source development community experts. Currently, there are more than 30 breakout sessions scheduled to address issues of technology development, collaboration, security, use and maintenance of open source software in the areas of information assurance and security practices, embedded and mobile systems, cloud sourcing and large-data distribution, system analytics and bidirectional technology transfer.
The day-long, unclassified event is open to the public, however, proof of US citizenship is required to attend. Attendee price for non-government attendees is only $35. There is no charge for government employees. Coffee and a box lunch will be served at the event. An honor basket will be available for contributions by government employees to cover food and beverage. The doors will open at 0730 and final sessions will end at 1700.
Due to the popularity of subject matter and low attendee fee, participation will limited to the first 500 attendees who register at www.OpenIndustryDay.oss-institute.org. Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 0900 EST.
"The purpose of the NSA-OSSI Open Source Software Industry Day is to facilitate interaction between government adopters and representatives from the open source industry and development community," said event co-chairman John Farrell of HP Enterprise Security. "In keeping with the open source community spirit, we're doing everything we can to ensure this is affordable for everyone. Our objective is to deliver an open and interactive event where attendees will have the chance to engage directly with speakers and participate in the exchange. We expect the venue will fill up quickly, so we encourage people to sign up early, volunteer to participate and get involved to make this a very productive Industry Day."
If you would like to volunteer to assist at the NSA-OSSI Open Source Industry Day, please sign up at www.openindustryday.oss-institute.org
Open Source Software Institute
The Open Source Software Institute is a membership-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development and implementation of open source software solutions within US Federal, state and local government agencies. For more information, please contact OSSI at www.oss-institute.org.
National Security Agency
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