Garcia: Navy contractors could lose their 'seed corn' in data rights dispute

By Linda Hersey / July 20, 2023 at 1:02 PM
The business supply chain that supports repair and maintenance of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets will be put at risk if Boeing provides the Navy with intellectual data for the aircraft, Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA) told Inside Defense . “Boeing and Northrop [Grumman] make a big chunk of the aircraft, and there are dozens of suppliers underneath that provide the manufacturing know-how to the government,” said Garcia, who sits on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee. “Handing over those prints to enable that...

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