The Department of the Interior's policies and procedures for technology transfer are outlined in the Departmental Manual (DM) Chapter on Technology Transfer, and should be read in conjunction with the Delegation of Authority to Assistant Secretaries and Bureau Directors provided in 207 DM 8.  Bureaus will, if necessary, develop new or modify existing bureau policies and procedures consistent with the DM chapter and their level of involvement and expertise related to research and innovation, mission, and availability of resources.

The Department's policies and procedures are derived from Federal legislation and policy relevant to Technology Innovation.  Additional bureau policies and procedures can be accessed via the following links:

Finally, the Department is working on developing Prize Competition Guidelines for conducting and administering prize challenges to advance technological innovation consistent with the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act if 2010.