General John Hyten is the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is widely known as one of America's greatest strategic thinkers. In the video below, recorded 17 Jan 2020 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, he provided insights into his position and his priorities. He also provided context on the nation's strategic competitors, and then dives deep … [Read more...] about General John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Provides Context on Make vs Buy in the Federal Ecosystem
This post is the next in our series focusing on building vs buying software for government uses. Also see our CTOvision Study on Build Vs Buy in Government and How Do Leaders In Government Decide GOTS or COTS? The issue of building or buying software for government uses is one of the oldest discussion topics in the federal IT ecosystem. Another interesting study that hits on … [Read more...] about Software Acquisition and Practices in Government: Build or Buy?
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 Whether 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