The Office of S&T Foundations fosters an innovation-driven defense enterprise through leading-edge research programs, stewardship of laboratories and research institutions, development of a superior science and engineering workforce, engagement with industry, academia, and other Government agencies, and cooperation with international allies and partners.
The Director of S&T Futures champions the CTO S&T enterprise to maintain oversight and awareness of DoD research and development in emerging technology areas and to steward the supporting industrial base. The Director of S&T Futures also serves as the lead for the DoD S&T Communities of Interest and as the Deputy for the US-UK Science and Technology Defense Review, also known as the US-UK S&T Stocktake.
The Office of Science and Technology Program protects technology advantage and counter unwanted technology transfer to ensure warfighter dominance through assured, secure, and resilient systems and a healthy, viable national security innovation base.
Defense Microelectronics drives rapid modernization of defense systems through access to advanced microelectronics technologies by establishment of: secure design, assembly, packaging, and test capabilities; full lifecycle confidentiality, and integrity; sustainable sources of mission essential technologies; and an invigorated domestic ecosystem to rapidly and securely mature emerging advanced technology.
DTIC collects, disseminates, and analyzes scientific and technical (S&T) information to rapidly and reliably deliver the knowledge base that propels the development of warfighter capabilities. DTIC manages DoD's sole centralized S&T repository of 4.6M+ documents from across the Services and agencies; provides verified users access to unclassified, controlled and classified S&T information; and via the DoD Information Analysis Centers, solves technology challenges through rapid, flexible and low-cost research services.
The Joint Reserve Directorate (JRD) enhances OSD operations and decision-making by providing expertise on emerging and innovative concepts, technologies, strategies, and practices not traditionally available to research and engineering leaders and DoD.
The mission of the Defense Science and Technology Reliance 21 Initiative is to ensure integrated and coordinated strategic planning for the Department of Defense S&T program. Through the collaborative efforts of Communities of Interest and guided by the S&T Executive Committee (S&T ExCom), Reliance 21 continuously aligns our S&T investments to support the warfighter priorities and capability gaps, which the Department can only accomplish through the coordinated efforts of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Departments, and Defense Agencies.
The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) is a five-nation, defense innovation network that harnesses science and technology in support of the national defense and security of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The US Principal and Deputy within TTCP are provided by DDR&E(R&T).
The US-UK Science and Technology (S&T) Defense Review, also known as the US-UK S&T Stocktake, strategically directs and balances short- and long-term S&T priorities, responds to emerging threats and opportunities, and ensures that collaborative activities complement those done in wider multilateral engagements. The US Principal and Deputy to the US-UK S&T Stocktake are provided by DDR&E(R&T).