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GSA’s 18F Helps Build Federal Lab Data Source Website

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to build a website that offers information about facilities, programs and funds of approximately 300 federal laboratories.

Aaron Sauers, laboratory and business systems chair at FLC, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the FLC Business site is designed as a “one-stop shop” for federal laboratory data and technology resources.

Sauers noted the site features the work and knowledge of federal laboratories as well as supports industry professionals’ research and development activities for commercial projects.

FLC and 18F teamed up in 2015 to host a prototyping workshop as part of efforts to address disparate and unorganized data management challenges.

The workshop helped both organizations identify methods to develop a single dataset that complies with legal disclosure requirements, to promote inventions to certain subscribers and measure the performance of programs.

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