BrandiCook writes: "A PCMag article reveals the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has named Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to lead the five-year, $10 million Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST) program. HOST aims to find open approaches to handling the country's cyber security. An open solution could potentially save the government an enormous amount of money, although the primary objective is to protect the country with the best possible solutions. GTRI is leading HOST efforts in conjunction with the Open Technology Research Consortium (OTRC). OTRC members participating in the HOST program include: GTRI, University of Texas at Austin, the Open Information Security Foundation and the Open Source Software Institute."