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New and strict mandates from the Office of Management and Budget and the White House are bearing down on government agencies, forcing them to consolidate and streamline operations. More than ever before, information managers are under intense pressure to standardize their environments for the sharing of information - and to do so in ways that beef-up data security. That was the consensus of top IT experts who recently gathered for an industry summit webcast, "The Case for Linux in the Federal IT Sector," conducted by Larstan Business Reports. The panel comprised Paul Smith, vice president, Government Sales Operations, software vendor Red Hat; Mike Fitzmaurice, manager, Linux Business Development, solutions provider GTSI; and Scott Ruff, manager, Linux Business Development, Hewlett-Packard.