C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

DIUx approaches data rights with focus on prototype outcomes

09 July 2018

Key Points

  • DIUx is focusing on having appropriate data rights as opposed to owning technical baselines
  • The unit is more flexible with data rights than its US military service brethren, who want more data rights

The Pentagon’s commercial innovation outpost is focused on the outcomes of prototype projects and ensuring that it has the appropriate data rights, as opposed to owning the technical baseline.

“With DIUx [Defense Innovation Unit Experimental], everything is negotiable,” David Rothzeid, DIUx Pathway’s manager, told Jane’s .

There is a movement among the US military services to buy technical data rights for systems to help improve maintenance and sustainment.

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