Interim Rule Allows Diclosure of Proprietary Data to Government Support Contractors
Mar.09.2011 — BNA's Federal Contracts Report
Washington, D.C. – based Government Contracts Group partner John McCarthy talks about the interim rule that gives certain government contractors access to proprietary technical data that typically belongs to prime contractors and other third parties. The rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.
According to McCarthy, “It’s a great idea to have a single rule that applies uniform standards across DOD to this practice [of sharing propriety data], which has to happen.” According to the article, “McCarthy endorsed the requirement for individual support contractors to enter into bilateral agreements with owners of proprietary data.”