Defense Department contractors must now submit requests to release fundamental research from a project 10 days before doing so, an addition to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) says.
The DFARS says a DoD contractor can’t release to anyone outside its own organization any unclassified information pertaining to the contract or the program related to the contract unless the information was already in the public domain or a request for approval is granted. Requests for approval should identify the specific DoD information to be released, the medium to be used and the purpose for the release.
The change regarding fundamental research was previously published as part of a proposed rule proposed in 2011 having to with safeguarding unclassified DoD Information. Under the previously proposed rule, contractors would have had 45 days to submit the request before the information is to be released.