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October 24, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is excited to welcome John Dement of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division (NSWC Crane) as its new Executive Board Chair for the next two fiscal years.

Dement has been on the FLC Executive Board of the FLC since 2008. From 2007 to 2014, he served as Technology Transfer (T2) Director at NSWC Crane, where he negotiated over 140 licenses and collaborative partnership agreements. In 2015 and 2016 he was loaned to the state of Indiana under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) to help establish a statewide T2 and commercialization model and capability leveraging federally funded innovations and assets. Today, Dement continues advancing his lab’s engagement in the innovation ecosystem inside and outside of NSWC Crane.  During his career, the lab and its partners have won 22 T2 awards, including the FLC 2012 Service Representative of the Year and the DoD’s 2012 George Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

“The FLC has become an invaluable resource for our national laboratories and agencies, providing the tools and education necessary to find and execute successful technology transfer agreements,” Dement said. “I look forward to strengthening our resources and reaching an even larger audience in the name of innovation.”

The FLC’s mission is to promote, facilitate, and educate federal T2 among its member labs and institutions so they can easily reach their commercialization goals, and create social and economic impacts with new innovative technologies.

The FLC offers its member laboratories and the nation’s entrepreneurs a chance to connect through technology transfer with resources such as FLC Business—the most comprehensive free search tool for utilizing national laboratory resources through T2. As the largest national laboratory data store available, FLC Business provides laboratories a chance to showcase innovations and resources available through T2 agreements, including technology, facilities and equipment, funding, and programs.

Elected at the FLC’s annual national meeting, Dement is joined by several new members of the FLC Executive Board, including new Vice-Chair Jeremy Benton of the Y-12 National Security Complex Pantex Plant. Dement and Benton replace former chair Paul Zielinski of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and former Vice-Chair Mark Reeves of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Dement has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Evansville and a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana University. He is also a DAWIA-certified Level III in Systems, Planning, Research and Development, and Level III in Science and Technology.

About the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

Organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986, the FLC is a nationwide network of approximately 300 federal laboratories, centers, parent departments, and agencies that establishes strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. To accomplish its mission of assisting the movement of innovative federal research and development into the U.S. economy, the FLC provides various resources from training to regional and national meetings so its members can obtain the resources they need to achieve successful technology transfer. To learn more about the FLC and its mission, visit