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Drupal in Government - Washington, DC

The Drupal Business Summit brings together business leaders and technology strategists to learn about Drupal-powered solutions. You'll see examples of Drupal-in-action, lessons learned, and hear about best practices. You’ll discover how smart investments in the leading open source content platform returns immediate business benefits and also continues to pay dividends for years to come.

Below are sessions from past Business Summits, but be sure to check out upcoming Drupal Business Summits in your area: Upcoming Drupal Business Summits.

Building an Open Source Application Strategy

David Cole from the Executive Office of the President of the United States presents "Beyond Websites, Building an Open Source Application Strategy" from the Drupal Business Summit in Washington DC. The Whitehouse.gov moved to open source in October 2009. They have implemented their own open source stack that includes Lynx, php, drupal, apache solr, MySQL, memcache, git & puppet labs.

The reasons whitehouse.gov went with open source is the automatic processing of the data, collaborative publishing, and dynamic content placement. With Drupal you are able to take elements and assets on the site and dynamically place them throughout the site.

Using Drupal to Open Up the New York State Senate

Mr. Hoppin was appointed as the first ever Chief Information Officer for the New York State Senate in February 2009 with a mission to dramatically improve government transparency, citizen participation, and operational efficiency for the Senate through technology. The CIO’s Office works in three main realms: opening up the Senate’s legislative and administrative data for public access (for transparency), overhauling the Senate’s internal communications and collaboration infrastructure (for efficiency), and launching new Web 2.0 / social media technologies for the Senate (public participation). The new NYSenate.gov website, launched in May, has been heralded as a leading example of the use of “Web 2.0″ technologies by a legislature, inviting citizens to become creators of content on the site as well as consumers of content, and including interactive websites for every Senator and every Committee of the Senate. Mr. Hoppin was also elected by his peers to serve on the New York State CIO Leadership Council, and selected by GovTech as the 2010 New York State Public Sector CIO of the Year.


Open Source Software as an Instrument of Policy

Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation and Advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the impact of open source software and principles in the public sector. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is advancing the state of health data exchange through initiatives designed to create open standards, through the use of open source software. These are open collaborations with the public, spanning the whole of the healthcare industry, focusing on common solutions to the most urgent challenges.

In this presentation, Brian discusses how they are enabling the digitization and trusted transmission of medical data over the Internet and what this means to the healthcare industry and technology. Open source software is helping NHIN accelerate standards adoption across the healthcare industry and improve quality through transparency and open approaches.

Acquia Solutions: A Roadmap to Enterprise Success with Drupal

Implementing and maintaining Drupal websites has never been easier. Acquia offers expertise and managed services that enable companies and organizations to take advantage of the power of Drupal while meeting both your business and technical requirements. This session will articulate how Acquia can assist site owners at every stage in their web development projects - from training and prototyping through to deployment and operation of a Drupal website.

Deploy Securely with Acquia & Amazon Web Services

Tom Sickle, an Ecosystem Architect at Amazon Web Services, presents on how to securely deploy and operate Drupal websites on Acquia Cloud and Amazon Web Services. His presentation walks through how Amazon provides a scalable, elastic platform to support certified and accredited public sector websites. Additionally, he discusses how Acquia Managed Cloud takes advantage of Amazon's cloud infrastructure to support the deployment of secure, high performance Drupal websites. Tom reviews how the combined Acquia and Amazon solution enables a comprehensive, proactive approach to website security, including SAS70 compliance, multi-factor authentication, and multi-tier security architectures.