Inside the Air Force - March 9, 2018

Winter: Pentagon mulls data rights needed to continue F-35 development

By Lee Hudson  
March 8, 2018 at 5:31 PM
The F-35 joint program office is determining what data rights it needs from Lockheed Martin and lower-level suppliers to continue Joint Strike Fighter modernization and production sustainment, according to the program's senior official. F-35 Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter told reporters March 7 the current data rights agreement dates back to 2001, giving all development efforts to the contractor. Under that agreement, Lockheed Martin would host data and data products electronically and the government and industry could request...

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