Inside the Army - September 10, 2018

Lord: Pentagon drafting new intellectual property acquisition standards

Tony Bertuca   | September 07, 2018
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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