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Restricted Rights Software

Restricted Rights Software:

  • Is computer software
  • Is typically third party products
  • Is developed at private expense (not with government funding)
  • Is commercial or financial in nature
  • Is typically confidential
  • May embody trade secrets

Restricted Rights Software is not:

  • Technical Data
  • Software produced as part of a JPL subcontract
  • Software produced by a JPL subcontractor in deliverance of a subcontract to be given to us without restriction

Limited Rights Data is described in the Federal Acquisition Regulation Rights in Data-General, 52.227-14.

JPL does not typically affix the restricted rights marking.  Third parties, including subcontractors and Caltech, when they produce software that was funded at private expense, affix the marking.

The restricted rights marking can be used in conjunction with JPL markings.

Marking Language:

Condition

Marking

Title Page (Subcontractor Generated): This computer software is submitted with restricted rights under Government Contract No. ________ (and subcontract ________, if appropriate). It may not be used, reproduced, or disclosed by the Government except as provided in paragraph (b) of this notice or as otherwise expressly stated in the contract.
All Subsequent Pages: This page contains restricted information and is subject to the restrictions on the title page of this document.

Marking Placement:

  • Documents with distinct pages: The title page marking goes at the top or bottom of the first page of each document, and the subsequent page marking goes at the top or bottom of all subsequent pages.  However, with this lengthy marking, one can simply do a title page as in the table above, and have a shorter reference to it on subsequent pages.
  • Documents without distinct pages: The title page marking goes at the beginning and end of each document.

Handling Requirements:

Restricted Rights information should be treated similarly to JPL/Caltech Proprietary information.

JPL personnel must protect limited rights information from unauthorized access and use, including via physical or visual access, electronic access, oral discussions, and in mailing/shipping and storage of information.

In addition, third-party information (from NASA and other sponsors; partners; and subcontractors) that has restrictive markings (such as limited rights information) must be handled in accordance with the third-party’s written access and use restrictions.

Software with the Restricted Rights marking may be shared with other JPL employees and with NASA civil servants with a reasonable need to know without any further actions, so long as they comply with the limitations contained in the Restricted Rights marking text.

To grant access to Restricted Rights software outside the scope summarized above, a prior written agreement must have been made to protect that information. For more information, see Prepare a Nondisclosure Agreement (Rule 65192).

Storage:

When left unattended, Restricted Rights software must be stored in a secure, access restricted environment. For example:

  • Electronic documents must be placed in restricted access location or be encrypted
  • Physical copies kept for reference or convenience must be shredded or destroyed via JPL Discreet Destruction

Transmission:

When sending Limited Rights information by mail, the document must be packaged in a sealed, opaque envelope or container with no markings to indicate that it contains restricted-access information.

Quoting Excerpts:

If you take an excerpt from a document marked Restricted Rights software, the new document must also be marked Limited Rights.

Changing the Marking:

The marking may be removed or updated only by the document author, or other delegated person. Check with the author (company or individual) or with the Contracts Management Section for additional information.

news-and-eventsnews-and-events

100 Most Discussed Articles in 2016

December 16th, 2016

Altmetric is a company that tracks the number of times an academic journal article has been mentioned or discussed by mainstream news channels, social media, blogs, and the like. It provides a way to measure the immediate reach of journal articles t various audiences. Compared to citations by other journal articles, which would take a least another six months to a year, it is an alternative metrics, thus for its name.  Altmetric has been around since 2011, and every year it lists the 100 most discussed articles (top scored) of the previous 12 months.  Here is the 2016 list:

Here are a few that would be of interest to JPLers:

Ebooks on Exoplanets

November 30th, 2016

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  Our licenses with publishers prohibits redistribution, so if you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download their own copies. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

Ebooks on Space Flights: Past and Future

November 30th, 2016

Looking into future:

Past to Present:

Apollo Program

Russia and China

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  Our licenses with publishers prohibits redistribution, so if you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download their own copies. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

Communications Skills for Engineers and Scientists

November 17th, 2016

Library staff can provide customized lists by topics.  All books can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading.  Our licenses with publishers prohibits redistribution, so if you would like to recommend books to your colleagues, please ask them to download their own copies. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.

Jan 5, 11:30-1:00, Asian Board Games

January 2nd, 2017

(Cancelled)  The JPL Asian American Council (AAC) welcomes all to stop by the south side of the Hub to play or watch Board Games from China, Japan, and other Asian culture.

December 14, 9:00-3:00, HP Mini Expo

November 30th, 2016

Watch announcement from OCIO for more details.

December 6, 11:30-12:30, Explore IT series

November 30th, 2016
Presented by

 

The JPL Gateway Team

Did you know the OCIO has a personal workspace and a collaboration portal for teams and organizations? Gateway Team and Line Sites are designed to help teams and organizations collaborate more effectively by offering a customized, centralized online area to house status updates, documents, calendars, tasks, and much more.

JPL Gateway team members Ivonne Gonzalez, Diana Herrera, Gene Perry, and Lori Williams will review Gateway’s features and demonstrate Gateway Team and Line Sites. Following the presentation, the workshop will conclude with an open forum for questions and answers.

 

December 5, 2:00-3:00, URS Enhancement Demonstration

November 30th, 2016

Section 274 will demonstrate enhancements to the Unlimited Release System. Check announcement from 274 for more details.