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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

OTCnet Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Over-the-Counter Channel (OTCnet) is a Web-based application that integrates Check Capture and Deposit Reporting functionalities into one system. Created from two legacy systems, Paper Check Conversion Over The Counter System (PCC OTC) and Treasury General Account Deposit Reporting Network (TGAnet), OTCnet`s design accommodates check capture and deposit reporting using electronic collection mechanisms instead of paper based processing.

Please note: Over-the-Counter Channel (OTCnet) contains an OTCnet Local Bridge (OLB) and OTCnet Firmware. The firmware deployed by this software does not require TRM approval on its own, only OLB. OTCnet OLB is handled by its own separate TRM entry.

OTCnet has an Online and Offline Mode. This review covers the Online Mode only, all software is provided through the browser so eligible checks are converted end to end over the internet.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
Decision: View Decisions

Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.11
Decision Date: 11/16/2023 at 20:31:15 UTC
Aliases: OTCnet Offline Production
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Bureau of the Fiscal Service
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/16/2023 at 20:31:15 UTC).