Margaret Weichert speaks Aug. 21, 2018, at FedTalks in Washington, D.C. (FedScoop)

OMB anticipates GEAR Center standup in 2019

The White House’s plan for an incubator to tackle the government's innovation problems will likely be a reality as early as next year, officials said.
The SPIDER tech, initially developed in the Naval Research Lab, could be used in uniforms for firefighters and other first responders. (Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr)

How the Fed Tech accelerator makes the most of hot ideas in federal labs

An idea for treating fabric moves from a Navy lab through to a startup company, showing how federal research can transfer to the entrepreneurial world.