ACES’s 5 Seconds of Fame

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On Thursday, June 12, 2020, I went home proud of our company, ACES – an EverWatch company.  At the start of COVID times, our leadership team felt heartbroken to witness the effects COVID had – not only on our company, and our customers, but on our local communities. We talked amongst ourselves of how we wanted to support local businesses and our immediate communities.  Several people made masks.  As a company, we had a charity … Continued

COVID Doesn’t Stop Us from Learning at ACES

As many companies struggle on how to operate during COVID, we should be proud that ACES decided to continue to invest and mentor our future generation. Please allow me to introduce you to our interns:   Sarah Barnes is a sophomore at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her father proudly works for ACES in Georgia, where he has excited her about the possibilities of cybersecurity careers.  She is leveraging her HTML and JAVA skills to … Continued

A Leader’s Mistake: Uninspiring the soon-to-be college graduates

I participated in a couple of career panels talking to college students, just done virtually, on Zoom due to COVID. After getting over the fact, you just can never look good on a Zoom call, I felt proud that I participated and was encouraged that the future, left in these student’s hands, will be amazing! A common theme in both discussions was: do what you are passionate about. When most of us started, we did … 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

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