GTRI HOST Program Wins Open Source Award

Published: October 12, 2011

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A collaboration between the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the winner of Open Source for America’s “2011 Government Deployment of Open Source Award.”

In May 2011, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate named GTRI to lead implementation efforts for the five-year, $10 million Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program. The award was announced Oct. 11, 2011, at the FedTalks event in Washington, D.C.

According to Joshua Davis, HOST principal investigator and associate division head at GTRI’s Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory (CTISL), the HOST program will seek input from government, industry, academia and the open source community to investigate open source and open cyber security methods, models and technologies. In addition, the program also works to identify viable and sustainable approaches that support national cyber security objectives.

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