"The NSA [National Security Agency] TTP [Technology Transfer Program] provides commercial, academic, and government entities access to NSA-developed technologies and collaborative R&D [Research and Development] opportunities. These technologies and capabilities can result in significant cost savings, technological advancements, and profits for those organizations that leverage this resource. NSA's TTP officially launched in 1990 under the legislative authority of the Technology Transfer Act of 1986. Since its inception, the program has provided a venue for NSA employees to share federally-funded research and to conduct collaborative research with academia, private industry, other federal agencies, and state and local governments. The TTP Office facilitates the exploration and formalization of partnerships between NSA and outside organizations to achieve specific objectives."
National Security Agency: http://www.nsa.gov/