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Encourage purchase and use of "off-network" computers

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Currently, each military organization I have worked for has a single set of standards and configuration for government computers. To protect integrity of government systems, this seems a very sensible thing to do. However, there is a very real cost to this level of security for all operations requiring use of government computers. And not all uses require the same level of security. A natural solution would be to... more »

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NMCI and RDT&E computers can be consolidated

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I have 2 computers at my desk which are my NMCI machine and my RDT&E machine and both are unclassified. They can be easily consolidated into me having only 1 computer at my desk. The NMCI seat costs government a lot of money to provide for me and all I use the computer for is e-mail, and it also has a CAC card slot so that I can use it for websites that require a CAC card access. My RDT&E is where I do all my software... more »

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Government Operating System

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Create a government operating system using open source software. Based on Linux or BSD. The cost savings for the Army alone is about $85M+ per year for Windows, I dont what more for MS Office, Anti-virus etc. A standard desktop with office suite, internet browser, anti-virus, PDF, disc burning etc is easily attainable with open source. There are plenty of Linux Distro's and several BSD based that prove the point.... more »

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Microsoft Windows? Why Not Linux!?

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We have a multi-million, possibly multi-billion dollar contract with Microsoft for the Windows operating system, Office programs and Server software. If we were to switch to Linux based operating systems, software packages and servers (Ubuntu, Mac Lion, Libre Office, etc.) we would instantly save those millions/billions in software licensing costs. In addition to the software being free and open source, it would be more... more »

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