Accession Number : ADA185742


Title :   Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisitions. Volume 1. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST


Personal Author(s) : Martin, Anne C ; Deasy, Kevin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a185742.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : The policy under which the Department of Defense (DOD) acquires rights in software and technical data has, in the past, been imbalanced in the direction of obtaining more rights than necessary to meet its need. As noted by the Packard Commission, a more balanced policy is in the interest of both the DOD and industry. The DOD has recently adopted a new policy for acquiring rights in technical data, and is developing a separate policy for acquiring rights in software. This report offers several recommendations for achieving a balanced policy as to government funded software, privately funded software, and mixed funding software that will meet the mission needs of the DOD while enabling contractors to protect their proprietary interests, and commercialize their software products. Keywords: Regulations; Standards.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT , *INDUSTRIES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE