Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory

A Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) is an organizational designation, historically, through a National Defense Authorization Act, or designated as such by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)). Once designated, the STRL can avail themselves of certain legislated authorities directed towards STRLs such as personnel flexibilities, minor military construction flexibilities, ability to adopt mechanisms that give the STRL Directors discretionary funding flexibility, etc. There are currently 20 named STRLs.

Air Force
  • Air Force Research Laboratory – The AFRL leads the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. The AFRL is a global technical enterprise, leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies. The AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology that range from fundamentally to advanced research and technology development.


  • Joint Warfare Analysis Center – The JWAC 's mission is to provide combatant commands, Joint Staff, and other customers with effects-based analysis and precision targeting options for selected networks and nodes in order to carry out the national security and military strategies of the United States during peace, crisis, and war.