Controversial R&D rule may get important tweak

The Defense Department may tweak a controversial policy put into place last year for companies using government research money.

The rule requires companies to consult with the Pentagon about research done partly on the government’s dime.

But Allison Stiller who is performing the duties of principal civilian deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition said the actual implementation of the rule has been flawed in its execution.

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