Government Open Source Projects

Corporate Management Information System

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) released the Corporate Management Information System (CMIS) under the Open Software License.


The National Security Agency (NSA) created Accumulo, a database based on the BigTable whitepaper. It is now part of the Apache project.


DeveloperView helps web developers collaboratively tag the pages on their website. The FCC released this project under the GPL.


OpenStack is a cloud infrastructure management tool that was co-developed by Rackspace and NASA. It is released under an Apache 2.0 license.

Federal IT Dashboard

The Federal IT dashboard is a Drupal site that tracks spending and effectiveness of IT projects. It was created by OMB as part of the TechStat program, and released under the GPLv2 license. It powers the Federal IT dashboard, of course.