John Dement is detailed to the Office of Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, Laboratories, & Personnel Office leading DoD Technology Transfer. He has served on the Executive Board of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) for a dozen years in the roles of Member at Large, Regional Coordinator, and currently as Chair. John just celebrated his 30th anniversary as a Navy civil servant at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division (NSWC Crane).
From 2007 to 2014, he served as the lab’s Office of Research & Technology Application (ORTA) and Technology Transfer (T2) Director where he negotiated over 140 licenses and collaborative partnership agreements. Highlights include establishing Innovation Discovery Events, T2 economic impact studies, and a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) network of 20 partners. He then was formally loaned to the State of Indiana under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) in 2015 and 2016 to pilot a statewide technology transfer (T2) and commercialization model to leverage federally funded innovation.
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 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. John has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Evansville and a MPA from Indiana University.