GOSAC-N is offered via Forge.mil as a Government Open Source (GOS) solution and is currently stewarded by Technica Corporation. Technica is a believer in the promise of GOS software as a means to ensure that the government receives cost effective, open standards based solutions that can be widely deployed and supported by members of the GOS community.
While Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Government Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) procurement and development will continue; GOS offers the government the best of both worlds. As source code (and binaries) for each module is readily provided via Forge.mil; GOS solutions can be tailored for specific government use cases by any member of the GOS community—while avoiding costly licensing and maintenance contracts.
The GOSAC-N project and community will adhere to the following principles:
- Produce quality, enterprise class software for Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) and Privilege Management.
- Produce well documented project artifacts for developers, integrators, and administrators.
- Support a range of resources through a multiplicity of PEPs.
- Provide numerous options for ABAC Policy Administration, general ABAC Administration/ monitoring and workflow via widgets and dashboards.