Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Annual Report on Technology Transfer: Approach and Plans, Fiscal Year 2007 Activities and Achievements



Paul R. Zielinski


Foreword. This is the calendar year 2008 edition of a report series summarizing the technology transfer activities and achievements of the Department of Commerce s federal laboratories. This report responds to the statutory requirement for an annual agency report on utilization [15 U.S.C. Section 3710 (f)] under the revised federal-wide reporting process established by the Technology Transfer Commercialization Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-404). All federal agencies that direct one or more federal laboratories or conduct other activities under Section 207 and 209 of Title 35, United States Code are subject to the requirements of this statute. At the Department of Commerce, technology transfer is a part of the mission and program activities of principally the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Accordingly, this report focuses on the activities of these three agencies. Each of the major sections of this report is organized to summarize the agency s technology transfer approaches and plans and to provide specific information about the activities and accomplishments for FY 2007 and several earlier comparative years. The report begins with a summary of this information for the Department of Commerce as a whole. This report has been organized and prepared with the joint participation of technology transfer personnel at NIST, NOAA, and ITS.
No Journal Selected


Zielinski, P. (2008), Annual Report on Technology Transfer: Approach and Plans, Fiscal Year 2007 Activities and Achievements, No Journal Selected, [online], (Accessed June 18, 2024)


If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact

Created December 31, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017