Data Rights for Science and Technology Projects
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA
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Defense Acquisition Workforce and defense industry professionals engaged in the acquisition decision process must have extensive knowledge of the relationship between government ownership of Technical Data Rights and the transition of technology from the Science and Technology ST community into Programs of Record PoR. For purposes of this article, the author s objective was to identify ways to increase such understanding and promote successful transition of Technical Data Rights through use of survey questionnaires that solicited feedback. This research concluded that Program Executive Officers and Program Managers were transitioning the associated Technical Data Rights along with the Advanced Technology Development products and that DoD ownership of Technical Data Rights makes a statistical difference in the successful transition of technologies. The Department of Defense DoD tasks its Science and Technology ST community to develop innovative technologies that will drive the technological advancements in its weapon systems. Historically, the DoD has been challenged to transition these pioneering technologies into Programs of Record PoR acquisition programs that are recorded in the current Future Year s Defense Program FYDP or updated from the last FYDP by approved documentation, such as Acquisition Program Baseline, acquisition strategy, or Selected Acquisition Report. Program Executive Officers PEO and Program Managers PM have the responsibility to engineer, integrate, and deploy DoD s advanced weapon systems. Concurrent with this technology transition challenge, the DoD is placing renewed emphasis on government ownership of technical data for use throughout the acquisition life cycle.
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