FLC Mid-Atlantic Region

FLC Mid-Atlantic News - Fall 2012


Message From the Regional Coordinator – Paul Fritz

Paul Fritz

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2012. This year has been a very busy and successful one for the Mid-Atlantic Region as our laboratories continue to make strides working with business, local governments, and academia to make their technologies accessible to as many people as possible. Read more...


New FDA Task Force Will Support Innovation in Antibacterial Drug Development

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the formation of an internal task force that will support the development of new antibacterial drugs, a critical public healthcare goal and a priority for the agency. Read more...


Crowdsourcing Breakthrough Treatments for Blood Infections

DARPAIf asked how today's toughest medical problems are being solved, most people would probably envision highly skilled physicians and scientists working countless hours with sophisticated lab equipment, not people sitting in their homes playing computer games. Read more...


New ARL Thermoelectric Technology, Approaches to Reclaim Wasted Energy

ARL Thermoelectric TechnologyIn one of its latest research projects, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is investigating the thermoelectric properties of materials on the Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and techniques that could convert heat into energy. Read more...


The Military Super Suit: Greater Than Its Parts

Army Super SuitIt's all about coming together. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has collaborated with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) to piece together one of the military's most advanced chemical-biological defense systems for troops in combat: the Super Suit. Read more...


NASA Goddard Accepts InformationWeek Technology Award

Goddard AwardThe Innovative Partnerships Office (IPO) and the Information Technology and Communications Directorate (ITCD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accepted InformationWeek magazine's Best Innovative Government Agency award. Read more...


New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Life–Cycle Analysis

A new, free online tool developed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) allows users to customize and analyze the environmental impact of various fuels before they are used to create power. Read more...


NIST Researcher David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

Wineland Nobel Prize in Physics 2012David J. Wineland, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. The honor is NIST's fourth Nobel Prize in Physics in the past 15 years. Read more...


ONR Raises Bar on Small Business Partnerships

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is a supporter of small business and has goals to strengthen those ties in the coming years, officials said at a conference in October. About 40 percent of the $1.2 billion ONR spent on procurements last year went to the small business community, significantly exceeding the overall goal set for federal agencies, which calls for 23 percent of prime contract dollars to go to small business. Read more...