This can occur when commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software for which a commercial fee is paid for each use is modified or extended through government funding and becomes government off-the-shelf
(GOTS) software entitled to government purpose rights following a one-time commercial fee.
Spiral development, the essence of ESC's new way of acquiring systems, is an innovative method to field a system quickly using commercial and government off-the-shelf
equipment with maximum user involvement throughout the process.
Unlike Government Off-The-Shelf
(GOTS) Type 1 security solutions, the CSfC program leverages rapidly deployed, highly agile commercial technologies for data at rest protection of highly sensitive data.
DCGS-N was designed to leverage commercial off-the-shelf and mature government off-the-shelf
software, tools and standards to provide a scalable, modular and extensible multi-source capability that operates at the general service and Sensitive Compartmented Information security levels.
The systems include commercial off-the-shelf, government off-the-shelf
, and custom applications that fulfill specific business needs for the organization.
Increment 1 will involve the deployment of stand-alone government off-the-shelf
and commercial off-the-shelf-based products for network operations akin to those being used for the JNN network.
"Next-generation platforms are also likely to be based on existing commercial or government off-the-shelf
vehicles," said Blades.
Other software includes Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL database and government off-the-shelf
It is an integration of the capabilities of commercial off-the-shelf, government off-the-shelf
applications coupled by developmental software to meet deficiencies identified by the COCOMs.
Before proceeding, the team conducts a comprehensive examination for potential sources of COTS, government off-the-shelf
, current R & D, S & T programs, and planned programs.
It also has a universal physical interface that ensures its compatibility with commercial and government off-the-shelf
It integrates the capabilities of Commercial Off-The-Shelf, Government Off-The-Shelf
and some developmental software to meet network planning and management deficiencies identified by the Combatant Commands.