The U.S. military and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in particular have embraced open source software and development practices more than any other area of government.
Continuing that trend of transparency and collaboration, DARPA announced on Feb. 4 the creation of the DARPA Open Catalog, a curated index of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications.
“Making our open source catalog available increases the number of experts who can help quickly develop relevant software for the government,” said Chris White, DARPA program manager. “Our hope is that the computer science community will test and evaluate elements of our software and afterward adopt them as either standalone offerings or as components of their products.”
The DARPA Open Catalog can be found here.