Fuentek President Participates in Defense & Security Technology Accelerator Task Force

Apex, NC, August 17, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Fuentek, LLC (www.fuentek.com), has announced that Laura A. Schoppe, president of the firm, participated in the Defense, Intelligence and Security Industry Workforce Cluster Task Force for the Defense & Security Technology Accelerator (DSTA) (www.dstanc.org) on June 11. The goal of the task force was to discuss how universities can better prepare the workforce of tomorrow, specifically in the area of defense contracting in North Carolina. All task force participants had defense contracting or military backgrounds. Schoppe shared experience from her extensive work with Navy combat systems and missile intelligence, as well as Fuentek’s current work in economic development through technology transfer.

DSTA is a thought leader in business acceleration for military business development in North Carolina, focusing on fostering collaborative efforts, leveraging regional strengths and building connections between the Fayetteville area, Research Triangle Park, Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University, the Ben Craig Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other centers of innovation throughout the state. The organization creates opportunities for new technology formation and knowledge-based job creation in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area, Raleigh and Charlotte.

“I am pleased that I was able to participate on this task force for the Defense & Security Technology Accelerator,” said Schoppe. “The task force’s mission to help universities understand how to prepare students for work in defense contracting shows DSTA’s commitment to accelerating military business development throughout North Carolina.”

About Fuentek, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology management services. With a specialization in technology commercialization, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need. Fuentek offers training workshops, guidebooks and instructional Web sites to help clients improve their skills in effectively managing their intellectual property. In 2005 and 2006, DiversityBusiness.com recognized Fuentek as one of the top 50 women-owned businesses in North Carolina. The firm is the largest NASA contractor in North Carolina. For more information, please call (919) 303-5874 or visit Fuentek’s Web site at www.fuentek.com.

About Defense and Security Technology Accelerator:
The Defense and Security Technology Accelerator (DSTA), located in Fayetteville, N.C., is a thought leader in business acceleration focusing on military intelligence and technology. DSTA offers a program that assists entrepreneurs with the rapid deployment (8 to 18 months) of dual-use defense and security technology solutions to meet military needs and private industry demands. DSTA enables entrepreneurs to provide innovative defense and security solutions to the military and private industry while assisting its participants in selling state-of-the-art technology into the warfighter’s hands faster, ultimately saving lives and resources in the global war on terror. For more information, please visit www.dstanc.org.

Patty Briguglio
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