Red Hat has submitted its upcoming release of Enterprise Linux for the Defense Department’s Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme, seeking a government imprimatur that could strengthen the company’s hold on the federal market, NewsFactor reports.

“IBM and Trusted Computer Solutions, two longtime Red Hat partners, are also involved,” NewsFactor says. “During the evaluation, the operating system will run on IBM servers using a variety of processors, and TCS has already released software that incorporates the enhancements to Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 5.”

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