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Why does the US government disallow dynamic languages for secure projects?

I know some people that are currently working on a project for the US military (low security level, non-combat human resources type data). An initial state of the project code was submitted to the ...
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Does NASA license the software that it develops?

NASA provides a visualization software called Panoply. There is a Credits and Acknowledgments page that acknowledges and lists the licenses of software dependencies, but provides no information about ...
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What ever happened to the Defense Software Reuse System (DSRS)?

I've been reading some papers from the early 90s about a US Department of Defense software reuse initiative called the Defense Software Reuse System (DSRS). The most recent mention of it I could find ...
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Challenges to the Agile approach on government projects

A previous Agile discussion here had good answers specifying what is critical to the success of implementing Agile methodology in software development. Most of the points were the typical ...
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How do I pick which agency to go through? [closed]

I work in a town where the majority of work comes from the government. As a contractor, I generally have to apply for work through agencies which are on the government's preferred vendor's list. Most ...
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How does a government development shop transition to developing open source solutions?

Our shop has identified several reasons why releasing our software solutions to the open source community would be a good idea. However, there are several reasons from a business stand point why ...
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What needs to be done to sell software to the government? [closed]

I'm making software that could be of use by businesses and the US Government, but I hear that dealing with the government is a huge hassle business-wise. Why do they have such a bad reputation among ...