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Penn State Electro-Optics Center is the premier center for electro-optics manufacturing technology transition, serving the US Department of Defense. Penn State EOC reduces acquisition costs of military hardware through improved manufacturing processes, workforce development at all levels, and the introduction of emerging technologies. The EOC has formed an alliance of industry, academic and professional organizations, and government resources, the Electro-Optics Alliance, which helps the EOC to integrate technologies and capabilities to solve electro-optic manufacturing issues. The EOC is a hybrid between the best components of a university and those of private industry. This relationship allows us access to the university's researchers and scientists, its state-of-the-art facilities and leading edge research. Our staff, comprised primarily of former industry and DoD personnel, exceeds sponsor expectations by combining creative solutions with practical implementation.