GitHub Enterprise now available through major GWACs
- By Amanda Ziadeh
- Aug 13, 2015
Federal, state and local government agencies now have a new path for procuring GitHub Enterprise, the platform for code review, collaboration and documentation. In partnership with GitHub, DLT Solutions will make the collaboration platform available to its government customers.
This DLT announcement marks GitHub’s first government reselling partnership. GitHub Enterprise will now be available through DLT’s various government-wide acquisition contracts, which include NASA's, SEWP V, the National Institutes of Health's CIO-CS, and the Interlocal Purchasing System for state/local governments.
GitHub Enterprise features include source control management, collaborative code review tools, social coding capabilities, search and advanced project issue tracking. It can be installed locally, or managed on an agency’s existing cloud infrastructure, and security requirements and regulations can be configured to fit specific needs. Additionally, because much of the enterprise solution is built around Git, an open-source distributed version control system, there are countless ways to integrate it into agency workflows.
The basic version of GitHub is available for free as a cloud-based service, and has a General Services Administration-approved terms of service agreement. Large software development teams, however, often need the private repositories and secured access that GitHub Enterprise can provide.
GitHub Enterprise is already used by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a collaboration hub for mission operations technology, according to a post on GitHub. Initially, JPL was looking for a way to allow other developers to see each other’s work to prevent duplications and wasted time, but use has since spread to more than 600 users.
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Amanda Ziadeh is a former reporter/producer for GCN.