Django is an open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the model-view-controller architectural pattern. It was originally developed to manage several news-oriented sites for The World Company of Lawrence, Kansas, and was released publicly under a BSD license in July 2005; the framework was named aftergypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. In June 2008 it was announced that a newly formed Django Software Foundation will take care of Django in the future. 
Django's primary goal is to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites. Django emphasizes reusability and "pluggability" of components, rapid development, and the principle ofDRY (Don't Repeat Yourself). Python is used throughout, even for settings, files, and data models.
from Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_(web_framework)
For the purposes of USGIN, Django is being explored as a mechanism to accomplish a variety of tasks, including a more streamlined Document Reporistory, Metadata creation tool, and URI management framework.