Lockheed Martin on Open Source and the Cloud

Lockheed Martin’s Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, noted that the contractor community’s development of internal expertise in using open source software will help the government in its adoption of OSS.

“When Vivek Kundra, the U.S. Chief Information Officer, unveiled his 25-point implementation plan for IT reform, one of his top initiatives was a call to shift to a cloud-computing first policy,” Greer said. “We believe that the use of open source software will facilitate this shift, as a way to speed implementation, lower costs, and drive the development of standards for cloud computing.”

Well how about that. More info here: The Intersection of Open Source and the Cloud