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About the Program

Creating Partnerships, Igniting Innovation

The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) transfers NSA-developed technology to industry, academia, and other research organizations, benefitting the economy and the Agency mission. The program has an extensive portfolio of patented technologies across multiple technology areas.

What does tech transfer look like at NSA?

Technology transfer is the formal process of sharing knowledge, facilities, or capabilities developed at federal laboratories to meet public and private partner needs.

Researchers and scientists develop revolutionary innovations every day in support of the NSA mission. These same technologies can be patented and released to the public to solve problems globally.

Through Patent License Agreements, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Open Source Software Releases, Education Partnership Agreements, and Technology Transfer Sharing Agreements, NSA’s technical advances contribute to the creation and improvement of products both for government and the commercial marketplace. For more information about our sharing agreements, click here.

Licensing an NSA patent provides the greatest commercial benefit to all parties involved: NSA researchers get to see their innovations put to use in the commercial market, and businesses are able to use mission-developed innovation to boost their own technologies. Click here to learn more about licensing opportunities at NSA.

If you are interested in engaging in any of our sharing agreements, please contact us at tech_transfer@nsa.gov.