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Accepted X acquisition action additional Administration agencies allow alternative analysis APPENDIX approach assigned authority bill budget civilian clarify clause commercial products COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS Commission's Committee competition Completed Congress congressional contract contractor cost cross-servicing decisions Defense Department directives draft effort Establish evaluation executive branch existing Fair Federal Federal assistance Figure firms funding goals Government Government-wide guidance House implementation improve individual industry initiatives interest IR&D issued legislation license limited major ment Modified negotiated noted Office OFPP OFPP's OMB Circular A-l09 operating Outlook patent policy Pending Poor problems procedures PROCUREMENT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS progress proposals public participation RECOMMENDATIONS Accepted reforms regulations regulatory Rejected responsibility selection specifications standards Status STATUS OF PROCUREMENT supply task tion uniform
Page 75 - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS...
Page 27 - Commission report reflected new concerns about the vitality of the White House Office of Sci-ence and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the position of presidential science adviser.
Page 53 - July 1978 that comparable treatment of this recommendation, as with other Commission recommendations, would require the executive branch to accept (in which case legislation should be proposed), reject, or modify the recommendation as presented.
Page 34 - Congress, and others, resulting in diffused responsibilities, poor accountability, and badly skewed buyer/seller relationships. — Absence of a coherent acquisition-process framework which all parties could understand and commonly refer to. —Lack of agency...
Page 36 - Commission's recommendations, here and elsewhere, are anchored to its proposal that agencies should perform analysis and budget their affairs by mission, and that Congress should review and oversee in the same way.
Page 44 - It is important * * * that alternatives really be considered, that new technologies be explored, and that the definition of mission need not be irrevocable, immutable, or premature.
Page 60 - Insufficient Federal involvement or use of standards when significant procurements occur under grant-type relationships.
Page 65 - ... of rights concern the nature of the invention and the plans and intentions of the contractor to market the invention. When the contractor retains exclusive patent rights, the Government reserves a royalty-free license to practice the invention for any governmental use. The Government also reserves the right to require the contractor to license others to protect the public interest in the health area and to make the invention accessible if the contractor fails to take effective steps to commercialize...