Posts Tagged: COTS

When COTS Does — and Doesn’t — Make Sense

In my previous post, I talked about the benefits of having a skunk works of federal developers. How can this team help with your Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software choices? Your internal development team cannot (and should not!) build every piece of software you need. They should focus on unique, mission specific processes that… Read more »

DHA to Save Pentagon $2.4B – But Consolidation Means Opportunity

by Rick Antonucci, Analyst The Department of Defense (DOD) recently stated that the new Defense Health Agency (DHA) is slated to save the Pentagon about $2.4 billion over the next 6 years, NextGov reports. The DHA will be composed of the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) and the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical Command,… Read more »

COTS Opportunities within the Financial Management Shared Services Initiative

by Chris Wiedemann, Analyst Last Friday, July 19th, Treasury’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) held a teleconference discussing the financial management shared services initiative, and went over some ground that should prove very interesting to industry – particularly COTS vendors looking to sell financial management solutions. The current federal financial management landscape makes… Read more »