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The Defence Science and Technology Group is part of Australia's Department of Defence. It is the second largest public-funded R&D organisation in Australia.

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As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group. This change gives effect to the One Defence business model recommended in the First Principles Review.

Moving to the new title does not affect any current contracts, working arrangements or points of contact.

The name change will be progressively implemented on this website and other communications material over the coming months.

Song Cycle of the Seven Sisters, painted by Indigenous artist Anthony Walker.
Defence today unveiled an Indigenous painting as a mark of respect for cultural diversity within the organisation.
Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky
Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, has received the prestigious 2015 M A Sargent Medal from Engineers Australia.
Chief Defence Scientist Alex Zelinsky (left) presented the award to the Northrop Grumman team (L-R): Ian Irving, CEO Northrop Grumman Australia, Winter McCall and Shane Cooper.
A mobile communications system that connects securely to classified networks has won the 2015 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
The Digital Video Guard
Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Group recently showcased a unique computer security device that provides protection against cyber intrusion.
Sarah Hibbard is part of a Graduate Industry Placement at DST Group Edinburgh.
Defence personnel will be taking part in a study exploring virtual reality technology as a means to improve training, education & performance.
HiFIRE logo on the exterior of a jet.
Scientists took away valuable lessons from the latest trial of the joint Australia-US HIFiRE Program conducted recently at the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway.
DST Group logo
As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the DSTO has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group.
The exoskeleton fitted to a manekin.
Some soldiers carry in excess of 85 kg of mission-essential personal equipment. This load can cause fatigue and injury and impact a soldier’s performance.