DoD Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories


The Department of Defense (DoD) Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories (STRLs) serve a critical role, for the Department of Defense spearheading the advancement of the military’s technological capabilities through S&T.  The DoD STRL designation is reserved for DoD organizations executing S&T missions with a highly technical Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and business professional workforce.  DoD STRL designation is granted either by Congress or through the authority of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)). Once designated, DoD STRLs have access to a wide range of workforce, infrastructure, and technology transition authorities supporting their specialized S&T mission and objectives.  The Office of the USD(R&E) and the DoD STRLs strategically interconnect these authorities and employ the DoD STRL Personnel Demonstration Program to develop a culture of innovation that attracts and retains the talent needed to develop, advance, transfer, and commercialize innovative research to address rapidly evolving and emerging national security threats.

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