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The government should stop threatening startups’ IP rights

Geoff Orazem, the CEO of Eastern Foundry, and Eric Blatt, an intellectual property attorney, explained two changes Congress should take on to make SBIR…

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Former NIST director is busy promoting research funded by both government and industry

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U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. LinderSOUTH PACIFIC (July 9, 2017) Operations Specialist 1st Class Charles Hammond, from Kansas City, Missouri, monitors tracks aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during an air defense exercise comprised of Sterett, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), and Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) as part of Talisman Saber 17. Sterett, part of a combined U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group (ESG), is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase proficiencies defending the ESG against blue-water threats so amphibious forces can launch Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)170709-N-ZW825-895

New NDIA study gives defense industrial base health a ‘C’ grade

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How will DoD’s new intellectual property strategy impact contractors?

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DoD releases new IP strategy that is more flexible with industry, provides update on CMMC

A new intellectual property policy allows for customized arrangements between DoD and companies.

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Air Force

Air Force evolving to buy ideas, not tech

The Air Force is in the middle of a major acquisition reform. Part of that is trying to learn how to work with tech startups and small businesses.

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New cadre of experts to overhaul DoD’s intellectual property policies

Congress mandated the new office two years ago to drive more consistency into the ways in which the military handles IP rights in its contracts.

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