The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories. The FLC’s mission is to promote, facilitate and educate in federal technology transfer. They had a unique challenge of 300 federal laboratories with disparate sets of data and no way to compile and search it in one database.
We took on this challenge using our standard systems engineering process to define the requirements and build a complete architecture of the system. We found and integrated tools to scrape unstructured data sites across the internet and formulated a comprehensive relational database that could house tens of thousands of records in the cloud. We built out, tested and placed a system into operations with training and full customer support to allow for searchable federal resource data never before available on a very limited budget in tight timetables.