Jenna Dix is the Director of NSWC Crane’s Technology Transfer (T2) program, where she has served since 2015. She leads the program as the Office of Naval Research’s designee as Office of Research & Technology Applications. Jenna is responsible for the strategic management of the lab’s intellectual capital and developing strategic partnerships that enhance the research and development capabilities of NSWC Crane. Such partnerships enable the lab’s scientists and engineers to work collaboratively with their peers in industry and academia in order to expedite the delivery of technical solutions for the warfighter. Jenna is also responsible for seeking partnerships that support efforts to commercialize NSWC Crane developed technologies and support economic development activities outside the fence line and connecting connect academia, industry and start-up ventures to the unique and valuable resources available at NSWC Crane. Prior to serving in the Technology Transfer Program, she spent ten years supporting the Navy’s Small Arms Program, providing multispectral programmatic and logistics support to the Navy’s Small Arms Program office.
In 2019, Jenna was the recipient of the National Rookie of the Year Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and in 2018 was a part of the team who was awarded the DoD’s George Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. She served as the Regional Coordinator for the Mid-West Region of the FLC for one term and served as the Deputy Regional Coordinator for nearly two terms prior to transitioning into her role as Regional Coordinator. In addition, she was recently selected as the Chair for the FLC’s Facilitate Committee, charged with creating partnerships, pilots and programs that support the facilitation of technology transfer between federal labs and the private sector.
Jenna has a B.A. in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Public Management and a Master’s in Public Administration, all from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.