DOD reschedules public meetings on technical data rights

By Justin Doubleday / August 15, 2019 at 3:26 PM

The Defense Department is delaying a pair of public meetings on technical data rights issues from September to November, according to a document scheduled to be published in the Federal Register tomorrow.

Meetings originally scheduled for Sept. 6 and Sept. 16 will now be held Nov. 15 and Nov. 21, according to the notice. The Nov. 15 event will take place at the Pentagon Library and Conference Center, while the Nov. 21 meeting will be at the Mark Center Auditorium in Alexandria, VA.

The meetings are being convened to discuss two amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation. One amendment, "Validation of Proprietary and Technical Data," implements Section 865 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, according to the notice.

The second DFARS amendment, "Negotiation of Price for Technical Data and Preference for Specially Negotiated Licenses," implements both Section 835 of the FY-18 NDAA and Section 867 of the FY-19 NDAA, according to the notice.

After the first two events, DOD plans to host additional meetings to discuss further statutory changes related to technical data rights, according to the notice. In addition to statutory changes spurred by multiple laws, the notice previews how the Pentagon is also considering recommendations finalized by the congressionally mandated "Section 813" panel earlier this year.