Some federal agencies are in charge of inventing the wheel. They fund research that ultimately makes life better for the government and everyone else. NASA invented memory foam, for example.
But turning research into something you can use might be harder than you think. Dr. Stephanie Shipp is a research staff member at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute. Her group studied the challenges for the Commerce Department. She joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to share the findings of the report.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.