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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AK83 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Rights Relating to Modular Open Systems Approaches and Validation of Proprietary Data Restrictions (DFARS Case 2019-D042) 

DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and paragraph (b) of section 815 of the NDAA for FY 2012.  Paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of section 809 address the restriction, by contractors and subcontractors, of DoD’s rights relating to items or processes developed exclusively at private expense, and the negotiation of rights relating to items or processes developed with a mix of Government and private funding.  Paragraph (b) of section 815 provides that DoD may not challenge a contractor’s proprietary data restrictions more than 6 years after the date of final payment on the contract or delivery of the technical data.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 227    48 CFR 252   
Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303    Pub. L. 114-328, sec. 809    Pub. L. 112-81, sec. 815   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Pub. L. 112-81, sec. 815  01/07/2011 
Other  Statutory  Pub. L. 114-328, sec. 809  12/23/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  11/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 0750-AI95 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer D. Johnson
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Department of Defense
Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B941, 3060 Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6100