Lord: Pentagon drafting new intellectual property acquisition standards

By Tony Bertuca / September 7, 2018 at 4:11 PM
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said this week the Pentagon is working on new standards for the procurement of intellectual property, something she acknowledged has long been a "thorny" issue between the government and defense contractors. Lord, who spoke at a Sept. 5 Defense News conference in Arlington, VA, said educating the Defense Department's acquisition workforce is a key aspect of IP reform. "When you have a big problem on a program, you have usually...

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