Today, we announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is shooting for its 14th Common Criteria certification. My job means I get excited about Common Criteria certifications, which also means I'm unpopular at dinner parties. This certification, though, has me more excited than usual, because it means much more than a rubber stamp from a certification … Continue reading How Linux, sandboxes and happy accidents can help a soldier.
I was really pleased to read the announcement that Lockheed Martin's social networking platform, EurekaStreams, was released as an open source project today. Lockheed is a very conservative company, and while they're happy to use open source internally and on projects for their customers, this is their first experiment with actually running a project themselves. … Continue reading Lockheed Goes Open Source. Blankenhorn Hates It.
Using open source software, the National Security Agency was able to gather a community of professional and amateur security experts together to make unprecedented security protections available to public. The National Security Agency has a mission. It is not just the nation's code keeper and code breaker, but it must ensure the security of the … Continue reading The NSA’s Security Challenge