John Scott is a Senior Systems Engineer and Open Technology Lead for Radiant Blue Technologies, Inc. with expertise in engineered systems and bridging the gap between decision-makers, scientists, and engineers to develop policies for acquiring and deploying new technologies in the Department of Defense and US Government.
John helped draft the U.S. Department of Defense policy for the use of open source software as well as founded (now co-chairman) Open Source for America, an advocacy group for use of open source software in government and the Military Open Source Software workign group (http://mil-oss.org/). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, an MS in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. and serves as the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) division. He writes about defense software and acquisitions related issues, most recently at Defense News entitled “Pentagon Is Losing the Softwar(e).” email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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