Government-Imposed Barriers to the Use of Commercial Integrated Circuits in Military Systems.
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Using more commercial and commercially derived silicon-based integrated circuits in DoD hardware can save the Department money and give it access to better technology. Before the defense industry can use more commercial integrated circuits, however, barriers imposed by the Federal government must be overcome. These barriers fall into two general categories technical and administrative. Technical barriers include design conservatism due to a lack of data that characterize the commercial devices and the military environments in which those devices would have to perform. Military standards and specifications reform is helping to remove technical barriers, but some military standards should continue to be applied to integrated circuit procurement. The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 has greatly reduced administrative barriers, but impediments remain in government requirements related to cost or pricing data, cost collection and reporting, data rights, source restrictions, socioeconomic goals, and special materials provisions.
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