Analysis: VisTA move to open source could start government trend

Wednesday - 9/7/2011, 4:17pm EDT

Ed Meagher, former deputy CIO and CTO, VA

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Veterans Affairs says it is releasing the entire VistA e-health record system source code. Some supporters of this move say it will start to lead the way in thinking about the way government systems get done.

Ed Meagher, a former Interior Department CIO and deputy CIO and chief technology officer at VA, is one of those supporters.