Accession Number : ADA442496
Title : Summary Report on Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer: FY 2003 Activity Metrics and Outcomes. 2004 Report to the President and the Congress under the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Act
Descriptive Note : Summary rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Dec 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 145
Abstract : This report provides an updated review and analysis of the federal laboratories' use of the technology transfer authorities provided to them under federal law. This is a new edition of the annual report series for the President and Congress established under the Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-404, signed November 1, 2000). The report covers the technology transfer activities of the federal laboratories through FY2003. Under the new law, reporting responsibilities operate along two tracks. Each federal agency that operates or directs federal laboratories (or engages in patenting or licensing of federally owned inventions) is required to provide the Office of Management and Budget with an annual report on its technology transfer plans and recent achievements as part of its annual budget submission. The Secretary of Commerce then prepares an overall federal assessment for the President and Congress based on the program information in these agency reports. In its May 2003 report on the topic, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology emphasized the critical role that transfer of federally funded research and development results has in moving ideas from the realm of research into commerce and the marketplace. The request for regular public reporting reflects national policy makers' interest in ensuring that the Nation's technology transfer policies perform as effectively as possible. Ten major federal agencies have significant federal laboratory operations. This Summary Report provides activity statistics and other performance information about each: Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of the Interior (DOI), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Descriptors : *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , *FEDERAL LAW , *LABORATORIES , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , STATISTICAL DATA , COOPERATION , INCOME , PATENTS , FEDERAL BUDGETS , INVENTIONS , AGREEMENTS , TABLES(DATA) , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , POLICIES
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Government and Political Science
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE