IP Policy Analyst
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The DoD is accelerating its efforts regarding optimal management of Intellectual Property (IP) in its Acquisition Process. As part of that effort, Georgetown University, with SERC collaborators Stevens Institute and Virginia Institute of Technology, received a DoD award to establish a Center for Acquisition Innovation (CAI). The CAI will conduct several projects, including the research, “IP Evaluation and Valuation Study,” for which Dr. Stewart has been named PI and therefore the position will reside in her department, the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). The study will examine and assess IP evaluation and valuation mechanisms, tactics, techniques and practices (MTTPs). The study will support the pilot program in Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and other mandates provided by the government.
The IP Policy Analyst will research past, current and emerging acquisition policies and practices with focus on IP in the form of technical data and computer software (that may be copyrighted or trade secret) and associated IP license rights. Pre- and post-award grant contracts, as well as commercial vs. government strategies will evaluated. The position will be responsible for generating tools to improve methods of IP Evaluation and Valuation for the acquisition process, as well as educational components for training acquisition professionals. The IP Policy Analyst:
- Conducts high level policy analysis in the field of IP relating to acquisition policies and practices through review of past, present and emerging acquisition policies and practices with regard to IP using available literature.
- Interviews stakeholders in the acquisition field. Integrates opinions of stakeholders into analyses of acquisition policies and recommendations.
- Generates deliverables including compilations of MTTPs; policy recommendations; metrics for evaluating success of the recommendations; software to help in policy decisions and valuation; suggestions for training modules.
- Prepares and coordinates briefing material, reports, speaking notes and correspondence on status of deliverables
- Works with other positions under the WRT-1037 grant, as well as within Georgetown, that may provide IP knowledge and support for the Study.
The IP Policy Analyst reports to the VP for Technology Commercialization, and may interact with other OTC staff as helpful, but will not rely on input from other OTC staff. The position may interact with other Georgetown Principals who are named on the SERC grant (e.g. William Rouse).
- MBA, BA/BS in physical science, MS in business or computer science with a BA in business or computer science. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a computer science, business discipline, law or policy and two years of experience in a science or technical field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- 5+ years of experience supporting DoD acquisition programs.
- Experience with full life-cycle contracting, pre- and post-award, in the IT and software acquisition space.
- Significant knowledge of the DoD acquisition process preferably from working in a defense department acquisition program, PEO, or Service- or OSD-level acquisition office.
- Significant knowledge of DoD contracting regulations, including the DFARS or FARS.
- Knowledge of commercial practices regarding IP and issues concerning data rights during the acquisition process. Understanding of IP law, policy, regulation, data rights, licensing and negotiations.
- Experience with multiple contracting types (OTA, BPA, and IDIQ)
- Ability to engage regarding training and curriculum.
- Other Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, ability to meet deadlines.
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Job posted: 2020-11-21