Daniel Lockney is the Technology Transfer Program Executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, responsible for Agency-level management of the NASA intellectual property portfolio and the transfer of NASA technology to promote the commercialization and public availability of federally-owned inventions to benefit the national economy and the U.S. Public.
NASA has had a long history of finding new, innovative uses for its space and aeronautics technologies, and Lockney is the agency’s leading authority on these technologies and their practical, terrestrial applications.
Lockney studied American Literature at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to working for NASA, Lockney taught journalism and technical writing in Baltimore, where he resides with his wife, Sara Makris, and his dog, Astro.
In its nearly five decades, NASA has created or improved thousands of technologies, processes and innovations. Dan Lockney is in charge of making sure these solutions are found and utilized by industries and others in need.