Accession Number : ADA317443

Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on International Armaments Cooperation - Source Code Working Group - Assessment of DOD Source Code Export Practices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA317443

Report Date : 01 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology has requested the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on International Arms Cooperation to prepare an assessment of current DOD policy regarding the export control of weapon systems source code. The DSB Task Force established a Source Code Working Group to address this request. The goal of the Working Group was to assess whether or not the present OSD practice (and those of other DOD Service Components, Activities and Agencies) of prohibiting export of weapon systems software source code: (1) should continue, and (2) if not, what the new policy should be.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *EXPORTS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, CONTROL, SOURCES, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, ACQUISITION, TASK FORCES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, CODING, INTERNATIONAL, ELECTRONIC SECURITY, MACHINE CODING, COOPERATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE