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3 Ways COTS Vendors Can Help Air Force Maintain Technological Superiority


by Stephanie Meloni, Senior Analyst

Last Wednesday, the Air Force unveiled details of its new acquisition program, “Bending the Cost Curve,” an initiative that aims to increase industry collaboration, lower system costs, and encourage technological innovation. 577 more words

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GSA’s Search for a New Agile Software Procurement Vehicle

by Kevin Shaker, Analyst, Market Intelligence

Many view GSA to be a regulatory value-add agency with a budget designed to assist other agencies with their strategic plans. 436 more words

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4 Signs Big Data is Maturing but Still Faces Growing Pains

By Chris Short, Senior Account Manager

There’s no doubt that the Big Data Community, composed of manufacturers, service providers and customers is growing quickly. In the public sector there are still some cultural challenges that this community must overcome in order to mature Big Data from an overused catchphrase into a widely accepted paradigm. 684 more words

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DHS's New Years Resolution: A Budget

Tomas O’Keefe, Consultant, Market Intelligence

When Congress voted last year to give appropriations to federal agencies, there was one glaring omission: the Department of Homeland Security. 303 more words

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Dragon Launched Scrubbed After Actuator Issue

The ninth flight of Falcon 9 V1.1 is due to be the first to land on a platform (Photo Credit: SpaceX)

The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon resupply vehicle to the International Space Station has been postponed after a last minute hold caused the launch to be scrubbed. 189 more words

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6 Ways FITARA Could Make a Dramatic Impact on COTS Sales

by Chris Wiedemann, Senior Analyst

On Friday of last week, among all the furor around the FY15 “cromnibus” passing, another long-awaited bill passed; the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) made it through both the House and Senate as part of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 334 more words

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Buying a baby cot

Safe sleeping or using cots and cribs for babies are getting acceptance in India and there are many parents who want to buy a cot or a crib for their new born. 907 more words