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Open source in government

presented at the California Technology Forum 2016 in Sacramento, CA
August 11, 2016

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Open source in government

  1. 1. Open Source in Government ⦿ California Technology Forum 2016 Sacramento, CA August 11, 2016
  2. 2. Agenda ● Organization Overview ○ Acquia ○ OpenGov ● First, two stories… ● The case for Open Source ● Q&A
  3. 3. Acquia
  4. 4. Acquia and Drupal
  5. 5. Organizations using Drupal
  6. 6. OpenGov Executive Summary INNOVATION Building industry’s first smart, collaborative, comparative SaaS platform for the 21st Century Government VISION Transforming the way the world analyzes, shares, compares, and allocates public money GOVERNMENT FOCUS Experienced team comprised of visionaries and builders of industry-transforming, multi-billion dollar companies MARKET LEADERSHIP Building the world’s largest network of cities, counties, special districts, school districts, and state/federal agencies
  7. 7. Building a Network for the 21st Century Government 48 STATES 1100+ GOVERNMENTS $500B+ EXPENDITURES ANALYZED STATE OF OHIO CITY OF MCKINNEY CITY OF FT LAUDERDALE MONTEREY SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  8. 8. Out-Of-The-Box Applications The OpenGov Platform OPENGOV TRANSPARENCY™ Easy citizen engagement OPENGOV DATA PLATFORM™ CLOUD-BASED FINANCIAL & PERFORMANCE DATA REPOSITORY | OPEN DATA ARCHITECTURE | CENSUS DATA | NETWORK OPENGOV INTELLIGENCE™ Management reporting, dashboards, benchmarking, and financial projections OPENGOV OPEN DATA™ SOLUTIONS Developer platform for custom portals
  9. 9. First, two stories...
  10. 10. Story 1 A Story about the Early Web
  11. 11. - PC World 2007
  12. 12. OVER $300 MILLION. :) AT ONE POINT, 50% OF THE CD’S PRODUCED WORLDWIDE HAD AN AOL LOGO ON IT. Jan Brandt AOL Head of Marketing HOW MUCH DID AOL SPEND?
  13. 13. and it did get a lot of Americans online! (27 million at its peak)
  14. 14. with BILLIONS of users and a Vibrant Ecosystem
  15. 15. INNOVATION image - DrAfter123 OPEN WEB
  16. 16. Story 2 A Story about Software Development In Government
  17. 17. Oct 1, 2013 - HealthCare.gov Launched and crashed
  18. 18. FROM $200M to build, $70M/yr to maintain TO $4M to build, $4M/yr to maintain Story behind how HealthCare.gov was fixed http://www.wired.com/2014/06/healthcare-gov-revamp p/
  19. 19. Why stop at HealthCare.gov? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2014/08/11/white-house-launches- u-s-digital-service-with-healthcare-gov-fixer-at-the-helm/ p/
  20. 20. The United States Digital Service is a startup at the White House that pairs the country’s top technology talent with the best public servants, to improve the usefulness and reliability of the country’s most important digital services.
  21. 21. Story take-aways Story 1: The Story of the Early Web ● What if we never got the Open Web? ● Would companies like Google, Amazon, Salesforce, etc. been possible? ● The pervasive digital infrastructure the Modern Web is built on would not have been possible otherwise. OPEN STANDARDS MATTERS Story 2: The Story of Healthcare.gov ● “Waterfall”, siloed development doesn’t work ● Govt shouldn’t buy digital goods using the same process it uses to buy physical goods ● Government needs to adopt the same modern software development practices Silicon Valley uses OPEN SOURCE MATTERS
  22. 22. Open Source in Government Successes
  23. 23. City of Boston
  24. 24. City of LA - State of Georgia
  25. 25. Data.gov
  26. 26. Alleghenney County, PA
  27. 27. The US Government now has an Open Source policy!
  28. 28. Why Open Standards/Open Source Matters Why? ● It’s essential to how Silicon Valley builds modern software ● It allows developers to treat shared components as “infrastructure” ● “Standing on the shoulders of the crowd” ● It’s Agile ● It drives down Cost ● It’s enables an “Innovation Ecosystem” Myths about Open Source: ● It’s not sustainable/profitable ● I’ll need to have IT staff to maintain it ● It increases my Total Cost of Ownership ● It’s not compatible with security requirements ● It’s not Enterprise-Ready ● It’s not IT-Friendly ● It cannot coexist with commercial, proprietary software
  29. 29. August 11, 2016 Survey Amazon Web Services Stats http://thecloudmarket.com/ Global Website Survey http://w3techs.com/ The Modern Web runs on Open Source! It’s actually riskier to run on proprietary tech
  30. 30. https://18f.gsa.gov/2016/08/08/facts-about- publishing-open-source-code-in-governmen t/ FAQ about Open Source in Government
  31. 31. Questions?
  32. 32. THANK YOU! Joel Natividad Director of Open Data @jqnatividad ⦿ opengov.com Joseph Kroeger Vice President, State & Local joe.kroger@acquia.com

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