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Open Source - Open Standards - Open Architecture
March 14 - 15, 2007

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202
Tel: 703 418 1234    Fax: 703 418 1289

(maps and directions)

A two day conference addressing DoD Open Technology Development on the 14th and Open Source Geospatial Software on the 15th

Register for one or both days

Scheduled Keynotes from

  • Chuck Riechers, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
  • Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager, Google
  • Michele Weslander, Principal Deputy Associate DNI and Deputy CIO, Office of the DNI
  • BG Nickolas G. Justice, USA; Deputy Program Executive Officer Command, Control and Communications Tactical (C3T)
OSSI OS Geo Foundation

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A move to open source software, standards and architecture in DoD inevitably means
major changes to DoD programs and systems.
The purpose of this two day conference
is to discuss open technology and open source software in DoD - actual use cases , lessons learned, and specific Government implementations - and to get the real story.

  • Who in Government is using open source software, and how?
  • What are the benefits of open source?
  • Is open source delivering on its promise?
  • Can it be used in closed, even proprietary systems?
  • Is it secure?

One of the by-products of net-centricity is the need to evolve software in a rapidly changing environment. Open source software and technology offers an alternative to the traditional way of code development that may be faster, better and cheaper. However, is it right for every program, and can it be done in the Defense community with its emphasis on security and control?

DoD is without a doubt adopting open standards. Future Combat System is using Linux, while OSD (AS&C), NGA, NRO and DNI are all evaluating how to take advantage of open technology.

Day One - Open Technology Development The DoD Open Source Technology Development (OTD) project is applying emerging open source methods to DOD software acquisition.  OTD promotes the use of: Open Standards and Interfaces; Services Oriented Architectures; and Open Source Software Development Practices and Solutions. Since the initial DoD OTD report was released in April 2006 interest has grown in using open source as a means of increasing agility and reducing cost.

These practices are already proven and in use in the corporate world. Open standards and interfaces allow systems and services to evolve freely, services oriented architectures enable distributed workflows and collaboration, open source development methodologies minimize
redundant software development and enable agile development of

Day Two - Open Source Geospatial Software Geospatial information services are taking on new directions. Integrating geo-location with operational data in ways that increase knowledge and agility is a key element of future GIS. The next generation will provide business problem solutions with location technology. At present Canada seems to have the lead in adopting open source tools and products for geospatial applications. What do they know that we don't?

Collaborative development of open geospatial technologies, data, and standards, … (MapQuest, Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Navtek, Garmin)... has accelerated with the increased availability of tools and products.

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open geospatial technologies and data.


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Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend this conference, please contact Betsy Lauer ([email protected] or 703-247-9473).

Or you may download the Registration Form (PDF), fill out, provide payment information and fax back to (703) 522-3192 by 4:00 March 13, 2007.

Registration Fees




Late / Onsite

(02/27/2007 — 03/13/2007)

(On or After 03/14/2007)


Active Duty &
Government Employee*










Industry/Non-AFEI Members





* Proper Government ID required at conference registration

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Requests for Refunds
All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so
in writing. Substitutions are welcome!

Registrants who are unable to attend the meeting must fax or e-mail their cancellation or refund request to (703) 522-3192 or [email protected] on or before February 27, 2007.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST
    on February 27, 2007.

  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.

The appropriate dress for this conference is business casual.

  • Industry/Civilian: Business Casual (open collar)

  • Active Duty Military: Working Uniform (Class A) / (Modified Class B) or service equivalent

Identification Badges
Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge during registration. This badge must be worn while attending the event. All attendees must present a valid, government picture ID (Driver's License), when picking up their badge. Conference badges are to be worn at all
times during the event.

Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

The Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not constitute blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.

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Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Tel: 703 418 1234    Fax: 703 418 1289

(maps and directions)

Currently the conference hotel is booked full on the dates of the conference.
The following hotels are located nearby:

Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City
2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Hotel Front Desk: 1-703-6847200 | Hotel Fax: 1-703-6843217

Marriott Courtyard Crystal City
2899 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202 USA
Phone:  1-703-549-3434 Fax:  1-703-549-7440

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Tel: 1-703-418-6800   Fax: 1-703-418-3763

Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway , Arlington VA
Reservations: (888) 201-1718 Telephone: (703) 920 - 8600
Fax: (703) 920 - 2840

Crystal City Marriott
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Phone:  1-703-413-5500 Fax:  1-703-413-0192

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