The regulations and contract clauses pertaining to the Government's rights when obtaining licenses to computer software programs and documentation are complex and highly unique, differing greatly from commercial transactions. Moreover, they have recently changed significantly. The software licensing landscape had altered greatly from a three-year rewrite by the Department of Defense, and from acquisition streamlining legislation. The result was an entirely new Part 227, Rights In Technical Data and Computer Software, of the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (the DFARS).
These new licensing regulations contain, for the first time, clauses dedicated exclusively to computer software documentation. And, they substantially revise the basis on which a contractor can assert proprietary interests when licensing software products to the Government. These changes join the wide range of regulations, rights and responsibilities already in existence on the licensing of commercial and specially contracted-for software. In short, this is a complex, dynamic subject - one which software providers must know about, understand and be able to effectively manage at every step.
This special course provides clear, authoritative analysis and instruction on software licensing, offering answers to vital questions and issues, including:
- How can software providers and contractors maximize their rights and product protections?
- What types of licensing rights are available? How should they be written?
- What software and documentation do the new regulations require to be delivered with a license for unlimited rights?
- What danger/warning signals should you be looking for in solicitations?
- How do the new regulations define software "developed at private expense"?
- How is the licensing software treated when it is developed with indirect costs?
- How can proprietary source codes be protected?
- How can software developers protect proprietary applications to which the standard contract language would give the Government unlimited rights?
Dates and Locations
September 18-19, 2017
ABI - American Bankruptcy Institute
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This Program is eligible for: 9.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
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DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
This Program is eligible for: 8.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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This Program is eligible for:
8.25 (60 minutes), 9.5 (50 minutes)
ABI - American Bankruptcy Institute
66 Canal Plaza Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314
METRO / SHUTTLE SERVICE
Metro Rail Stop – Blue & Yellow Lines – Braddock Road
The ABI runs a shuttle bus and will take you to the building. Shuttle buses are labeled Chariots for Hire and pick up right at the metro station.
The ABI will provide two snack breaks, both with coffee and beverages. Breakfast and lunch are on your own.
There is not a room block for this location. Suggested nearby hotels are:
Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (closest hotel to venue)
901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 683-6000
Hotel Monaco Alexandria, A Kimpton Hotel
480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 549-6080
Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 836-4700
Best Western Old Colony Inn
1101 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 739-2222
Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town
1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 684-5900
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
Masters-level programs designed for professionals with 5+ years' experience. Courses cover in-depth and technical analysis on specific subjects and updates on current issues.