Tag Archives: COTS

Marines to Implement Target Handoff System on Samsung Tablets

The U.S. Marine Corps will integrate a new target handoff system into off-the-shelf tablets from Samsung to call in fire support from air, ground and sea units, Military.com reported Wednesday. Hope Hodge Seck writes Jesse Hume, project officer for the Target Handoff System Version 2, said that approximately 900 Marines will utilize the platform alongside a combat …

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John Thompson: Census Bureau Selects ‘Hybrid’ Commercial, In-House Platform for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to integrate a commercial off-the-shelf platform with systems developed by in-house experts to collect and process data for the 2020 census. Census Bureau Director John Thompson wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the bureau’s development teams are working on prototypes that could aid digital data collection for 2020 census field tests and help the …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Issue Final Rule on Federal Contractor Data System Protection

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have released a final rule that lists 15 security control measures that seek to protect contractors’ data systems as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the National Law Review reported Monday. Alexander W. Major writes the rule covers systems that store and process “federal …

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FAA Seeks Industry Input on COTS Forensic Case Management Tech

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a market survey on commercial off-the-shelf applications for forensic case management that will store, process and preserve FAA-collected digital forensic evidence along the chain of custody. According to a notice posted Oct. 15 on FedBizOpps, the agency expects the software tool to enable its digital media analysts to utilize a remotely …

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Orbital Sciences, SpaceX Conclude NASA COTS Mission; Charles Bolden, Frank Culbertson Comment

NASA has concluded the Commercial Orbital Transportation Service program with participation from Orbital Sciences and Space Exploration Technologies. The two companies helped develop the rockets and spacecraft under the COTS initiative to design a budget space transport that can ferry supplies and humans from Earth to the International Space Station, NASA …

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