ACES, Inc @ GeoHackJam

This March, ACES, Inc. was able to participate in the first ever GeoHackJam presented by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) & Data.gov.  The purpose of the event was to explore technical solutions for several different problem sets faced by the USGS and supporting agencies. ACES members Travis Scheponik and Michael Siegel were able to team up with Michael Flores of IBM to successfully prototype and showcase an FOSS solution for their mineral data set issues. Utilizing open source tools … Continued

ACES, Inc. Feedback on Federal Source Code Policy

I have been a Government contractor and software developer for over 15 years. I have worked on projects where code wasn’t shared with anyone outside the development team to open source projects funded by the government (Ozone Platform). The Federal Source Code Policy could be monumental for advancements in technology and innovation by empowering open communication and collaboration with the largest producer of software in the world. Below is my feedback on the policy (https://sourcecode.cio.gov/) … Continued

Ozone is Open Source

This post is the third in a series of blog post that will discuss Ozone evolution from a widget framework to a software as a service platform. The goal is to generate discussion among the Ozone community to discuss challenges and possible solutions.   Ozone is an open source project. The community needs to collaborate and should seed the creation of a non-profit Ozone Software Foundation (OSF) with donations and volunteers to provide leadership for … Continued

Background and Current State of Ozone

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This post is the second in a series of blog post that will discuss Ozone evolution from a widget framework to a software as a service platform. The goal is to generate discussion among the Ozone community to discuss challenges and possible solutions. The Ozone Widget Framework (OWF) had a significant and growing presence across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community by 2010. Initially this was done via the GOSS Board (Government Open Source … Continued

A Home for the Ozone Platform

The Ozone Widget Framework (OWF) and Ozone Marketplace (OMP) product line are nearing end of life, with limited resources to support bug fixes and community requests. Resources have since been directed to development, deployment, and sustainment of Ozone Platform (OZP), the software that powers AppsMall, and the latest in the Ozone product line of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). OZP is a key component of the Office of Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) Intelligence … Continued

Convergent UI: Distributed Composition with Microservices and Spring Cloud

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Microservices Architectures are taking the development community by storm lately.  As distributed systems continue to grow, so do the tools that surround them.  Projects like Spring Cloud have provided common services that help support distributed systems using proven technologies from companies like Netflix.  Spring Cloud provides services for distributed configuration management, service discovery, circuit breakers, proxy services, and much more.  While these infrastructure services help developers to spin up cloud deployments quickly, we are still left … Continued