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COTS

(software)
commercial off-the-shelf. See commercial software.

COTS

(Commercial Off-The-Shelf) Ready-made merchandise that is available for sale. The term may be applied to any hardware or packaged software that is readily available to the general public. See MOTS, NOTS and commodity product.
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COTS software can also be more vulnerable, because it is better known to software hackers.
This introduces another catalyst for COTS obsolescence that needs to be managed.
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225 tables, charts, and graphs quantifying and forecasting the military communications & COTS market
We are extremely proud of the work our team accomplished on the COTS proposal, delivering NASA an outstanding and technically comprehensive approach which included elements for processing payloads for International Space Station provisioning while stimulating space commerce," stated Michael E.
We are committing top management and engineering resources to ensure K-1 mission success for NASA's COTS program.
Our main objective in this agreement with PrismTech is to ensure that the SPLICE DDS technology remains the best-in-class, fully-compliant DDS COTS, to sustain our open systems architecture strategy.
Many leading NSPs are actively promoting COTS technology, and they like the idea of having a common industry-standard computing platform to run increasingly software-intensive networks.
Factors directly related to the subject of this release that could cause or contribute to such differences include risks and uncertainties associated with: i) the Company's ability to successfully conclude a Space Act Agreement with NASA; ii) the Company's ability to effectively effectively execute on its COTS business plan; (iii) the uncertainties in the government and NASA's budgeting process, (iv) the Company's ability to control costs and expenses under the COTS program, (v) the possibility of cost overruns on a COTS fixed-price contract, and (vi) the need for additional financing to support the COTS business plan.
The continued implementation of COTS components into military equipment has the potential to help defence ministries achieve best-value spending, minimise defence budgets and assure on-time delivery of military programs, according to the study.
As a result, these equipment manufacturers are standardizing on COTS components, arming them with an advantage over the competition.