Value Proposition of Department of Defense Domestic Technology Transfer
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Through the years, there has been anecdotal and other piecemeal information about how technology transfer brings value to the DoD and the warfighter however, to date there has been no study that collected all such information in one place. In September 2008, the Office of Technology Transition tasked L-3 Communications and SAIC to conduct a study of how T2 benefits the DoD and its private-sector partners. Benefits to be identified and quantified where possible included Did the technology transition to a DoD platform or product line Is it being used by the warfighter Has the technology enhanced capability reduced labor hours, acquisition or maintenance costs improved reliability, availability, and maintainability, etc. Has a new product been developed How did participation in the DoDs T2 program help the private sector partner Is the CRADA partner or licensee continuing to work with the DoD To what extent did the CRADAPLA help the companies to becomeremain economically viable What is the financial return on investment, if any Did the CRADA or PLA generate income for the DoD laboratory and how is this income being used This report, and the effort behind it, demonstrates that Federal T2 legislation not only allows private industry and academia to benefit from Federal RD but also acts as a valuable tool for the DoD in solving mission-related problems and creating a significant revenue pool for the Government in an era of tightening budgets.
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