The efficiencies of using and embedding open source software (OSS) carry many risks. In the advent of free repositories and millions of open source projects, the notion of any reasonable centralized authentication about the origin or any assurance as to correctness is virtually impossible. As a result, users should cultivate trust relationships with a few suppliers and keep them up to date.
Sandia National Laboratories has a fast-track licensing program to rapidly deploy technology to the commercial sector. The move is designed to support businesses facing widespread often-technical challenges resulting from the COVID-19 effects on companies. Under the program, more than 1,000 Sandia-patented technologies are temporarily eligible for any U.S. person to use commercially for free; licenses are valid through December 31.
Rekor Systems, Inc. has announced that it will provide automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions to the U.S. Defense Department. The contract with the department is for the purchase of 200 licenses to use Rekor's machine learning-enabled vehicle recognition system powered by the company’s OpenALPR software.
Mythics Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been awarded a $293,247,466 firm-fixed-price contract for an Air Force-wide enterprise software license agreement. The contractor will provide an unlimited license agreement for a core set of Oracle technology products, including a catalog that provides price holds with discounted pricing on technology products and continues and consolidates enterprise license agreements (ESLA) for commercial proprietary maintenance support of 745,768 Oracle licenses in use.
En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, Calif., is being awarded a $66,010,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure commercial Microsoft software licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.