COTS

VA prioritizes commercial products to modernize services

by Jackson Barnett • 3 weeks ago

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?

by Shyam Sankar • 1 month ago

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

by Dave Nyczepir • 11 months ago

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?

by Billy Mitchell • 1 year ago

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

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

The VA proposes migrating its Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture, better known as VistA, to a COTS, software-as-a-service platform.

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