The Veterans Administration should commit to move to an open source, open standards model for the next generation of its VistA information system, according to a report from an advisory group the VA asked to submit recommendations.

The Industry Advisory Council on May 6 released a 100-page report. The council, providing a forum for government agencies and industry to collaborate, works under the umbrella of the American Council for Technology, a Fairfax, Va.-based not-for-profit educational organization created by government executives.

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