10 U.S. Code § 2322a - Requirement for consideration of certain matters during acquisition of noncommercial computer software
Requirement for consideration of certain matters during acquisition of noncommercial computer software
(a)Consideration Required.—As part of any negotiation for the acquisition of noncommercial computer software, the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that such negotiations consider, to the maximum extent practicable, acquisition, at the appropriate time in the life cycle of the noncommercial computer software, of all software and related materials necessary—
to reproduce, build, or recompile the software from original source code and required libraries;
(b)Delivery of Software and Related Materials.—Any noncommercial computer software or related materials required to be delivered as a result of considerations in subsection (a) shall, to the extent appropriate as determined by the Secretary—
not rely on external or additional software code or data, unless such software code or data is included in the items to be delivered; and
“Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 12, 2017], the Secretary of Defense shall issue updated guidance to implement section 2322a of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).”
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