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dc.contributor.advisorBurke, Karen L.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Julian L.
dc.contributor.authorHolloway, Donovan Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T19:21:31Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T19:21:31Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60404
dc.description.abstractThe Department of Defense (DoD) must continue to develop, sustain, and update its software-based capabilities. For the Department of the Navy (DoN), the life cycle costs of software continue to grow; over time, developing code will not be cost effective. An alternative to developing code is to further integrate open source software (OSS) into DoN programs. OSS is software that grants users the ability to view, use, and change the software source code. The use of OSS has been extensively researched, as addressed in the MITRE Corporation’s study on free and open source software (FOSS) in the DoD, completed in 2003. Despite favorable reports and published DoD policy, and the widespread successful use of OSS in current software, program managers are reluctant to fully integrate OSS into the DoN due to concerns with legal requirements, cybersecurity, total expenses, and the ability to implement and control OSS on classified systems while adhering to security regulations. This study utilized a quantitative, scaled approach to determine the risks and benefits to open sourcing for all DoN software. Several OSS case studies were examined. This research concluded that while OSS has been tested and proven cost-effective in certain areas of the DoN, it may not be the most efficient solution for all DoN projects. Therefore, the DoN should consider further implementation of OSS in security, software development, infrastructure support, and for program lifecycle cost reductions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDoN Secretariat Historianen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/scaledapproachto1094560404
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSCALED APPROACH TO OPEN SOURCING DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PRODUCED SOFTWAREen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCook, Glenn R.
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.subject.authoropen source softwareen_US
dc.subject.authoropen source codeen_US
dc.subject.authorfree and open sourceen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid29343
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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