Government Open Source Conference next week

Monday - 10/25/2010, 1:42pm EDT

Next week's Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) in Portland, Ore., will be a meeting of the minds for federal IT professionals on how government can use open source software to cut costs, GovFresh reports.

Luke Fretwell wrote in GovFresh, "There's the potential for various municipalities and agencies to reuse work already done by their counterparts ... Reusing and sharing software between similar agencies not only cuts costs, it facilitates sharing of best practices, knowledge base, training and documentation."

One of the issues that will be tackled this year is how to create a national health information network.

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