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Aug 18 to Aug 22 - Austin, Texas
Sep 16 to Sep 19 - Denver, Colorado
Oct 13 to Oct 14 - Amsterdam


The mission of HOST is to explore and identify open security solutions that can enhance the cyber security preparedness of federal, state, and local government while reducing their overall costs.

OSS Approach

HOST’s approach to improving national cyber security is rooted in the fundamental belief in open security. Open security draws on the transparency, philosophy, and development methodologies of the open source software (OSS) movement.


The HOST program is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. Its aim is to contribute significant enhancements to the cyber security environment in a manner that utilizes taxpayer funds most effectively.