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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Seeks to Protect Military Tech With New IP Team

Ellen Lord

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense will establish an “intellectual property cadre” to develop policies aimed at protecting the U.S. military’s technologies and ensuring data security by October, the Military website reported Monday.

“Acquisition and sustainment is now issuing new functional policies on mission engineering and intellectual property,” Lord said during a briefing at the Pentagon. The new IP protection group “will develop DoD policy within the whole of government effort to address concerns on data rights.”

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 required DoD to come up with a group of IP experts within the department and industry to provide guidance on how to apply regulations to procurement strategy, according to the report.

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