Homeland Security Helps Reduce Open Source Flaws

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The DHS grant money that is helping Coverity to run the scans was originally announced to only be for a three year term. The term ends in the July/August time frame of this year.

"DHS does not have a mandate for doing ongoing efforts as they're oriented on research and development and technology transition so it wouldn't be within their purview to fund an ongoing effort," Maxwell said.

That said, Coverity isn't necessarily done with the open source scanning effort.

"It is our intention to continue," Maxwell added. "Open Source developers have given us a very positive response and we want to continue to offer the service."

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