And things will quickly get worse for the industry`s data rights, unless the industry understands what`s going on right now and pushes back the proposed rules and the DOD`s legislative agenda. 1.2. POLICY. The weapons and information systems acquired by the DoD to support the fighter are and will increasingly depend on the technology of their operation, maintenance, modernization and maintenance. The acquisition and licensing of intellectual property is essential to ensure that systems remain functional, sustainable, rehabilitated and affordable. .