Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer
John Dement is the Chairman of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and has been a Navy civil servant since 1990. From 2007 to 2014, he was Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC Crane) Technology Transfer (T2) director where he negotiated over 140 licenses and collaborative partnership agreements. He then was formally loaned to the State of Indiana under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) in 2015 and 2016 to help establish a statewide technology transfer (T2) and commercialization model and capability leveraging of federally funded innovations and assets. Today he continues in advancing T2 nationally. His career at NSWC Crane includes the following assignments: Systems Engineer in the Program Office, Washington, D.C.; Science Advisor to the Pacific Fleet’s Maintenance Officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and managing the lab’s SBIR and other technology-oriented alternative funding programs. Prior to the Navy, he worked as a structural engineer on the F-15E for McDonnell Douglas. Mr. Dement has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Public Affairs.