New rules on technical data rights and independent research and development
08 February 2012Government Contracts Alert
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012: additional changes in technical data rights
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12), P.L. 112-81, made a number of changes concerning technical data rights and validation of proprietary data restrictions, which took effect December 31, 2011. These changes are noteworthy for any companies that supply non-commercial technology to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Here are some of the changes, which are codified in sections 2320 and 2321 of Title 10 of the United States Code.