Defense Department Search Engine Code Donated To Open Source


A software search engine that facilitates intelligence interoperability throughout the Department of Defense, has been contributed to the open source community by Lockheed Martin.

The company has donated all copyright for the Distributed Data Framework (DDF) source code to the Codice Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support government-based open source projects.

Previously obtainable by only the defense community, the DDF is the core component of the software infrastructure that enables users of the DoD’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) to share time-sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data.

Developed by a Lockheed Martin internal research and development team and matured under contract with the DCGS, the DDF provides users with access to DCGS data without having to purchase commercial software licenses. 

[Image courtesy: Department of Defense]

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