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Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs

  • Abstract

    The Department of Defense (DoD) is increasingly acquiring complex systems that use commercial software to meet many of the systems’ functional requirements. If the commercial software is a truly commercial product and will not be modified (for example, a commercial antivirus program), then for most systems, data rights do not become an issue. However, when the commercial software is based on proprietary software that is not available as a standard commercial product or will be modified such that the end product is no longer commercially available or is different from the standard commercial product (for example, a adding program specific capabilities to a database program), the DoD must consider what data rights are necessary. This paper examines how data rights issues were addressed in the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) program

    • reviews additional concerns posed by the use of commercial software in the TSAT program’s Space Segment, including safety and mission assurance, and how those concerns were addressed
    • reviews, in less detail, data rights concerns for software incorporated in the Global Positioning System program, and how those concerns were addressed
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SEI

Cohen, Julie; Troup, Bonnie; & Ouyang, Henry. Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs. CMU/SEI-2010-TN-014. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9329

IEEE

Cohen. Julie, Troup. Bonnie, and Ouyang. Henry, "Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2010-TN-014, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9329

APA

Cohen, Julie., Troup, Bonnie., & Ouyang, Henry. (2010). Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs (CMU/SEI-2010-TN-014). Retrieved December 04, 2016, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9329

CHI

Julie Cohen, Bonnie Troup, & Henry Ouyang. Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs (CMU/SEI-2010-TN-014). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9329

MLA

Cohen, Julie., Troup, Bonnie., & Ouyang, Henry. 2010. Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2010-TN-014). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9329

BibTex

@techreport{CohenDataRights2010,
title={Data Rights for Proprietary Software Used in DoD Programs},
author={Julie Cohen and Bonnie Troup and Henry Ouyang},
year={2010},
number={CMU/SEI-2010-TN-014},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=9329} }