VA prioritizes commercial products to modernize services
The VA is taking a "buy first" approach to modernize its legacy systems in order to meet the needs of a new generation of veterans.
When is GOTS not in the national interest?
In this contributed op-ed, Palantir's Shyam Sankar argues that government-off-the-shelf technologies are not in the U.S.'s best interest.
Government wasted billions building customized IT over last 25 years, industry group says
Agencies should instead abide by the 1994 Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and purchase commercial products when possible, according to the Alliance for Digital Innovation.
Can you help Social Security manage its multi-cloud environment?
SSA "requires a suite of COTS tools, including implementation and integration support, for the enhanced automated management of its diverse cloud hosting environments."
Veterans Affairs explores commercial cloud migration for health records — VistA-as-a-Service
The VA proposes migrating its Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture, better known as VistA, to a COTS, software-as-a-service platform.