For decades government leaders have had to wrestle with questions of building solutions vs buying existing solutions. The needs of government enterprises have shifted over the decades, but so have the capabilities of commercially available products. It is critically important that executives in government frame their build vs buy/COTS vs GOTS questions correctly so they make … [Read more...] about How Do Leaders In Government Decide Weather To Buy Or Build? Do They pick GOTS or COTS?
You no doubt have heard of the Defense Science Board (DSB). Since its establishment in 1956 it has helped the Department of Defense and entire national security community wrap its head around ways to optimize science and technology in service to critical national issues. Every year they conduct studies on a wide range of issues. Board members and other invited participants are … [Read more...] about More Proof That The Government Should Always Prefer Commercial Off The Shelf Software