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NCJ Number: 211935 Find in a Library
Title: From Prototype to Product: CCAT-OLETC Partnership
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 96-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the objectives and activities of the partnership between the Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization (OLETC)--part of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) system--and the Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT).
Abstract: OLETC, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ), was established in 1995 to help commercialize innovative technologies for public safety. CCAT is a public/private partnership dedicated to speeding up the commercialization of promising technologies to aid homeland security and law enforcement. The CCAT-OLETC partnership was formed to assist inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to enter the public-safety market. OLETC will provide guidance during CCAT's application review process and counsel CCAT clients whose technologies relate to law enforcement or public safety. In return, CCAT will provide market studies, business plans, and product development funding to OLETC-assisted entities that pass CCAT's proposal review process. Although the OLETC-CCAT partnership is in its early stages, OLETC project managers have already participated in CCAT grant reviews, and CCAT representatives have attended meetings of OLETC's advisory council. Twice a year, inventors present technologies to the council, which provides feedback on the technology's potential to meet the needs of law enforcement and corrections. The NLECTC system's Border Research and Technology Center (BRTC), played a key role in bringing OLETC and CCAT together; and from the outset of the partnership, BRTC has participated in CCAT's application review process by providing feedback from law enforcement and corrections practitioners.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Interagency cooperation; Science and Technology; Technical assistance resources; Technology transfer
Note: From TechBeat, Summer 2004; downloaded October 28, 2005.
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