Glossary

COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf)


Term
COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf)

Abbreviation
COTS

Definition
COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) is a term that references NDI (non-developmental items) sold in the commercial marketplace and used or obtained through government contracts. The set of rules for COTS is defined by the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation).

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