Open Source Observatory
The [http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/chapter/452 OSO] is an European-government-run initiative to report to the European citizens on the Open Source state of affairs. It is run under the umbrella of the EU IDABC (Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Business and Citizens) project.
Debian is contributing significantly to various governmental IT backbones from city (Munich) to state level (Macedonia). The advantage of Debian certainly is that IT department can contribute to the distribution and they do not substitute their dependency from one big American company with another.