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Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisition. Volume I. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software

  • June 1987
  • By Anne C. Martin , Kevin M. Deasy
  • This 1987 report offers several recommendations for achieving a balanced policy as to government funded software, privately funded software, and mixed funding software that will meet the mission needs of the DoD while enabling contractors to protect their proprietary interests, and commercialize their software products.
  • Acquisition Support
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    The policy under which the Department of Defense (DoD) acquires rights in software and technical data has, in the past, been imbalanced in the direction of obtaining more rights than necessary to meet its needs. As noted by the Packard Commission, a more balanced policy is in the interests of both the DoD and industry. The DoD has recently adopted a new policy for acquiring rights in technical data, and is developing a separate policy for acquiring rights in software. This report offers several recommendations for achieving a balanced policy as to government funded software, privately funded software, and mixed funding software that will meet the mission needs of the DoD while enabling contractors to protect their proprietary interests, and commercialize their software products.

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SEI

Martin, Anne; & Deasy, Kevin. Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisition. Volume I. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software (CMU/SEI-87-TR-013). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10289

IEEE

Martin. Anne, and Deasy. Kevin, "Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisition. Volume I. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-013, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10289

APA

Martin, Anne., & Deasy, Kevin. (1987). Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisition. Volume I. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software (CMU/SEI-87-TR-013). Retrieved December 18, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10289

CHI

Anne Martin, & Kevin Deasy. Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisition. Volume I. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software (CMU/SEI-87-TR-013). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10289

MLA

Martin, Anne., & Deasy, Kevin. 1987. Seeking the Balance Between Government and Industry Interests in Software Acquisition. Volume I. A Basis for Reconciling DoD and Industry Needs for Rights in Software (Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-013). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10289