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Immediate Release

Federal Laboratory Consortium Recognizes DOD Technology Transfer Award Winners at 50th Anniversary Celebration

Department of Defense organizations will take home nine awards for technology transfer at the national meeting of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) on April 9-11, 2024, in Dallas, Texas. This year's meeting marks the 50th anniversary of the FLC, the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers. Since the consortium's inception, DoD has been a committed partner in advancing the FLC's mission to foster commercialization, best practice strategies, and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies out of the lab and into the marketplace.

"The DoD technology transfer program is as strong as ever, as reflected in its impressive showing in this year's FLC awards. Congratulations to the awardees and their labs, leaders, and components — and thank you to the entire T2 federal workforce for your contributions to our nation's economy and security," said Dr. P. Kim Pham, director of Technology Transfer and Commercial Partnerships within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

Seven DoD agencies, centers and laboratories, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, will receive recognition across four organizational categories and three individual/team categories for leadership and service in advancing technology transfer. 

Congratulations to the DoD's 2024 FLC award winners:

Excellence in Technology Transfer

  • Defense Information Systems Agency, "DISA Accelerates Cloud Adoption in the DoD"
    (Jon Williams, Quanita Bost, Shanon Woods, Stephen M. Wallace, and Dave Lagos)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, "SUBMAT: A Temporary Roadway System Ingeniously Solves a Long-Standing Problem"
    (Dr. Timothy Rushing, Zachary Tyler, Stanley Boc, Alicia Bounds, Allison Hudson, Melissa Keen, Chris Rayer, Larry Schemmel, and Christine Bell)
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory, "Timely Address Space Randomization (TASR)"
    (Dr. Hamed Okhavi, Jason Martin, Dr. David Bigelow, Dr. William Streilein, Thomas Hobson, and Robert Rudd)

Technology Transfer Innovation Award

  • Defense Health Agency, "Assistive Technology Transfer: Moving Military Technology from Concept to Product"
    (Barry Datlof, C. Blake Sajonia, Ronald Marchessault, Leigh Callander, Marlana (Titus) Chapin, William Schrot, and Neche Harris)

Impact Award

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, "Rapidly Deployed Modular Protective System Guard Tower for Counterinsurgency Operations"
    (Bradford Steed, Dr. Tyler Oesch, Matthew Holmer, Amy (Allen) Douglass, Andrew Edwards, Christie Bell, Brian Jones, and Eric Fox)

Interagency Partnership Award

  • DoD Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, and DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Office for Bombing Prevention, "ERDC-DHS Collaboration Achieves Far-Reaching Perimeter Security Solutions"
    (Justin Roberts, Omar Esquilin-Mangual, August Johnson, William Hossley, James Davis, Ali Fadel, and Eric Keenan)

Rookie of the Year Award

  • Stacy Mills, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory

Harold Metcalf Award for FLC Service 

  • Jenna Dix, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division

Outstanding Researcher/Small Research Team Award 

  • Sustainment Management System Team, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center
    (Lance Marrano and Mathew Walters)