CURRENT ASSIGNMENTS: Mrs. Gonsalves is the DoD Program Manager for Technology Transfer, the Technology Transition Initiative and the North American Technology and Industrial Base Organization (NATIBO). She provides guidance and develops plans to implement and improve the DoD technology transfer and transition programs to ensure coherent, although decentralized programs. She has developed DoD-wide implementation policy and technology transfer and intellectual property information systems. Currently, Mrs. Gonsalves is working with other Federal Departments to develop Administration policy and procedures. Within the NATIBO, she provides guidance and develops plans with the Services, other federal agencies, and Canada. Additionally, she directs studies in areas such as Biological Detection Technologies and First Responder Technologies.
PAST EXPERIENCES: Immediately prior to her current assignment, Mrs. Gonsalves was in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Dual Use Technology Policy where she worked on a variety of dual use technology studies (i.e., Flat Panel Displays, MicroElectroMechanical Systems).
Mrs. Gonsalves spent over 10 years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Production Base office where she worked industrial base policy issues such as industrial preparedness planning, natural disaster planning, and materials availability. She was instrumental in Defense Production Act programs (both the Defense Priority and Allocations Systems under Title I and purchases under Title III), facilities usage, and assessments of specific materials and industries such as beryllium and kevlar. During this assignment, Mrs. Gonsalves supported NATIBO studies on Metal Matrix Composites, Batteries, Collaborative Virtual Prototyping, Ion Beam Processing Technologies, and Corrosion Detection Technologies.
Mrs. Gonsalves is the recipient of the Federal Laboratory Consortium Departmental Achievement Award in 2002, 2004, and 2005, the DoD Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 2001, and Federal Laboratory Consortium Representative of the Year Award in 2000.
EDUCATION: Mrs. Gonsalves was graduated from Averett University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She completed the Program for Developing Executives at Simmons College in 1992 and completed production and contracting courses at the Air Force Institute of Technology.