Sharon Borland leads the technology transfer program and policy directives system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. During the past year, her office has focused efforts to develop a program that incorporates a variety of specialized agreement mechanisms that meet the varied science needs of the agency and it primary stakeholders. Her office also manages the inventions and patents program at USGS. Sharon has over 30 years of experience in the federal sector. Prior to joining USGS in 2009, she was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers in various positions, including research civil engineer, technology transfer specialist and civil works research program officer.