Our Vision:

Enduring Warfighter and technological dominance enabled through superior mission systems resilient to exploitation; a competitive, assured national security innovation base; and preservation of advanced technologies and practices

Welcome to Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation (STP&E)

Our Leadership

Ms. Kristen J. Baldwin, Deputy Director

Ms. Kristen J. Baldwin is the Deputy Director for Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. She serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) lead for maintaining technology advantage by mitigating exploitation and vulnerabilities of critical missions, programs, technologies, and the industrial base. Ms. Baldwin oversees program protection policy and related hardware and software assurance, anti-tamper, and critical technical information protection practices. She oversees STP&E activities to promote and protect the technology and manufacturing base as well as maintaining DoD's technology advantage.... ...READ MORE

Mr. Robert Gold, Director, Technology and Manufacturing Industrial Base

Within STP&E, Mr. Gold oversees the DoD Manufacturing Technology program, the DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, analysis of the emerging technology base, the development of strategies to promote and protect that same technology base, and technology issues associated with transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.