SOURCES SOUGHT: Science and Technology (S&T) Protection
In an effort to reduce theft or loss of AFRL Research & Development (R&D) activities to foreign adversaries, Headquarters Air Force Research Laboratory, Systems Engineering and Program Management Division (HQ AFRL/ENS), and Directorate of Staff Information Protection (HQ AFRL/DSI) are tasked with finding AFRL-wide technology solutions that can perform a risk assessment of current and potential performers and their affiliations. In order to limit the risk of U.S.-sponsored research being acquired by state actors, DoDI 5000.83 Technology and Program Protection to Maintain Technological Advantage establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the protection of “DoD-sponsored research and technology that is in the interest of national security,” which includes AFRL-led R&D activities. Section 3.3 (b.) (4) specifically states that S&T managers should “review research performers for workload conflicts and conflicts of interest, as part of the contract, grant, or other instrument award process.” Additionally, conflicts of commitment should also be examined.
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- Place of Performance: USA
- Original Response Date: Sep 20, 2021 05:00 pm EDT
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