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    • U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering CommandOpen Source and the ArmyRed Hat Government SymposiumPresented by: Maj. Gen. Nick Justice16 Nov. 2011 Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited (15 November 2011)
    • Army Engineering ChallengesBolt-on systems are harder to integrate & operate
    • Systems Engineering Solution• Simplifying platforms for Soldiers is easier with openness – Bolt-on capabilities are harder to use, maintain and modernize – A single hardware architecture means open standards for interoperability Be careful how you define the problem Integrated solutions require standards
    • Army Procurement Realities The Army is the Service of scale
    • Army Procurement Realities Army must scale cost-effectively
    • Army Procurement Priorities Army Working Unmanned Warfighter Aerial Capital Fund Vehicles Information 8% than 1% less Brigade Network-Tactical 0% Combat Team 5% Modernization 27% Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles 8% Ammunition 14%Air Defense Systems Helicopters 8% 30%
    • Army HPC history
    • Better Buying Power Dr. Carter (USD(AT&L)) Implementation Memo for Better Buying Power1. TARGET AFFORDABILITY AND CONTROL COST GROWTH •Mandate affordability as a requirement2. INCENTIVIZE PRODUCTIVITY AND INNOVATION IN INDUSTRY3. PROMOTE REAL COMPETITION •Require open systems architectures and set rules for acquisition of technical data rights4. IMPROVE TRADECRAFT IN SERVICES ACQUISITION5. REDUCE NON-PRODUCTIVE PROCESSES AND BUREAUCRACY Building the case for Open Source 8
    • Open Source Opportunity Help the ArmyEmpower, Unburden and Protect the Warfighter Shoot Move Communicate
    • Questions UNCLASSIFIED // For Public Release