Survey of Laboratories and Implementation of the Federal Defense Laboratory Diversification Program
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR (DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING) WASHINGTON DC
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The technology transition efforts of the Department of Defense are intended to ensure that industry, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, colleges and universities and private persons benefit from the United States investment in defense technology. The development of dual-use products, processes and expertise by the DoD can and does make important contributions to the economic competitiveness of U.S. industry through the transition of DoD technology to the private sector. As the Department of Defense pursues its primary national security mission, close DoD-third party interactions can also foster the development of commercial technologies that are subsequently applied with DoD technology and system development programs spin- on. These interactions improve DoD technology managers understanding and utilization of scientific and technological progress outside the department and are particularly important given the current emphasis on merging the national and defense industrial bases.
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