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Archived Government Articles
19 Jan 2010
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Why Open Source Solutions are Good for Government [22724]
Six Key Reasons and What to Look for in Evaluating Products

Governments globally are embracing open source policies. The White House moved its Web platform to open source this past fall with the goal of reducing costs and improving security. Bill Vass, president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc., shares his views on why governments are embracing open source solutions, relaying six key reasons, and offers some guidelines on evaluating open source products.
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04 Jan 2010
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Efficiencies in Cost, Performance, Production Improve Government Services [22508]
Sun Virtualization Technologies Streamline Management for City of San Antonio

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) allows its residents to pay a traffic ticket, apply for a job, or find information about the dozens of activities online. As its server infrastructure had sprawled to keep pace with its service delivery, CoSA decided to upgrade its IT infrastructure to reduce space, maintenance costs, and enhance service. The solution: Sun’s SPARC servers as a platform for Solaris 10 and Solaris Zones, which provided the best roadmap for return on investment (ROI) with its virtualization technologies and energy-efficient, mainframe-class servers.
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21 Dec 2009
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Spain's New Electronic Post Box Service Supported by Sun [22407]
Highly Secure Email Service Runs on Scalable Data Storage and Backup Platform

Correos is the operator of the public postal service in Spain. Recently, it decided to build a secure email service for up to 140,000 mailboxes for citizens and businesses to send emails and attachments to government offices. With the support of Sun Professional Services, Correos designed and implemented a fully redundant data storage and backup platform for its new email service based on Sun Fire servers and Sun StorageTek technology.
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24 Nov 2009
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NSA Offers Security Guidelines for Sun, Apple and Red Hat [22604]
To Help Protect OSes Against Certain Types of Attack

The National Security Agency (NSA) is working with Sun, Apple and Red Hat "to develop secure baselines for their products," commented Richard Schaeffer, the NSA's information assurance director, on Nov. 17 at a hearing before the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security.
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17 Nov 2009
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US Choosing Open Source To Open Government [22548]
White House, DoD Demonstrate Support for Open Source Software

The Office of the Secretary of Defense CIO recently released policy guidance promoting the use of open source software throughout the U.S. Department of Defense. The DoD is not the only area where the federal government is embracing open source, so is the White House, whose Web site now runs on open source technologies. "By choosing open source software as the defining technology of Whitehouse.gov, it is clear that the President means business," said Bill Vass, president and COO of Sun Microsystems Federal.
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28 Aug 2009
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White Paper Surveys Sun Solutions in Light of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act [22172]
Sun Can Power the Economic Recovery, Especially in the Public Sector

"Sun Solution for the Public Sector: Maximizing the Value of Stimulus Fund Investments" is a white paper that surveys the Sun solutions eligible for the the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which has allocated funds to state and local governments, particularly in the areas of municipal, educational, and healthcare projects.
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