The workshop focused on the needs of forensic laboratories in the areas of training, technology transfer, research methods, development, testing, evaluation, and analytical services. Workshop participants determined there must be a true partnership between State and local forensic laboratories and national forensic laboratories for technology transfer to be successful. Existing strengths that are fragmented and dispersed need to be consolidated, and development work performed in national forensic laboratories needs to be made available to the entire forensic community. The key is to identify technology currently in use or under development at national facilities that can be transferred for use in the forensic field. Areas of technology at national laboratories that can be applied to the forensic community include robotics, remote sensors, supercomputers for computational power, and satellite communications. Budgetary and cost-effectiveness concerns in the field of forensic science are discussed.