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H.R. 3313: Defense Maintenance Data Transparency Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 18, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3313

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 18, 2019

(for herself and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to develop guidelines and resources on the acquisition or licensing of intellectual property, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defense Maintenance Data Transparency Act.

2.

Guidelines and resources on the acquisition or licensing of intellectual property

Section 2322 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(c)

Guidelines and resources

(1)

In general

The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, shall develop guidelines and resources on the acquisition or licensing of intellectual property, including—

(A)

model forms for specially negotiated licenses described under section 2320(f) (as appropriate); and

(B)

an identification of definitions, key terms, examples, and case studies that resolve ambiguities in the differences between—

(i)

detailed manufacturing and process data;

(ii)

form, fit, and function data; and

(iii)

data required for operations, maintenance, installation, and training.

(2)

Consultation

In developing the guidelines and resources described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall regularly consult with appropriate stakeholders, including large and small businesses, traditional and non-traditional contractors (including subcontractors), and maintenance repair organizations.

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