H. R. 3313
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 18, 2019
Ms. Foxx of North Carolina (for herself and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Defense Maintenance Data Transparency Act.
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:
Guidelines and resources
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—
model forms for specially negotiated licenses described under section 2320(f) (as appropriate); and
an identification of definitions, key terms, examples, and case studies that resolve ambiguities in the differences between—
detailed manufacturing and process data;
form, fit, and function data; and
data required for operations, maintenance, installation, and training.
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.