Smith eyeing intellectual property reform in upcoming defense policy bill

By Tony Bertuca / May 13, 2021 at 12:04 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-CA) said today he is considering including several reform measures in the upcoming defense authorization bill that would "spur innovation, get more for our money, make the competition work and avoid vendor lock." Smith, who spoke during an event hosted by McAleese & Associates, said he is especially interested in ensuring the Defense Department can maintain intellectual property rights when it acquires systems from defense contractors. "We are looking at those options right...

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