Department of Veterans Affairs

Use Commercial Software when possible

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There is a lot of money spent in government developing specialized software tools for data exchange and collaboration, and often the contractor winning these deals get a lifelong flow of funds to continuously modify and update the customized software package for the agency. Many times simple off-the-shelf or public domain software will often do fine, if the agencies' staffs are trained to do the work. Added benefit: the agency now owns the software, can modify it at will for free, and the IT gravey train halted.

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