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Government Software Pedigree (a.k.a. Why We Need Forge.gov)

[Note: edited 9/8/10 to clear up misconceptions about my involvement in Forge.gov]

I'd like to talk today about why a system similar to Forge.mil is a good idea for Federal government civilian agencies. I'll preface this with full disclosure: I work for CollabNet, the main infrastructure provider for Forge.mil. The CollabNet TeamForge product is the 'glue' underlying Forge.mil, but it allows for additional services to be 'plugged in' in the future. My role in Forge.mil is that of a community management consultant (and part-time day-to-day community manager). Despite the fact that the GSA (General Services Administration) is looking to the DoD (specifically DISA) to help them replicate the success of Forge.mil, the main point here is not to sell TeamForge, but, instead, to make customers and communities successful from a cultural and process standpoint.

Therefore, I'm posting this here for neutrality rather than at the 'OnCollabnet' blog. What …