DHS CBP IT Executive Sonny Bhagowalia: Open source technologies helping achieve mission goals

“Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is tasked with protecting U.S. national security and protecting the nation’s borders. When it comes to the technology infrastructure needed to meet mission goals, Sonny Bhagowalia, deputy assistant commissioner with CBP’s Office of Information Technology, has turned to supported open-source technologies.”

“Open source offers us a lot of promise,” Bhagowalia said during today’s MeriTalk webinar.

Open source offers CBP a path forward in its push to modernization. It is “an enticing option” when looking to move to the cloud, Bhagowalia said. On top of the benefits to modernization, it also can help with CBP’s bottom line. With supported open source, Bhagowalia explained that CBP “can now look at low cost and lower-cost open source solutions.”

“While Bhagowalia couldn’t dive into too many specifics as to how CBP is using open source, due to security concerns, he said it is supporting the agency with its critical…” Read the full article here.

Source: CBP Turns to Supported Open Source to Achieve Mission Goals – By Kate Polit, June 25, 2020. MeriTalk.

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