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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.

L-R: Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Professor Arun Sharma (QUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor), Michael Wycisk (Siemens AG) and Jeff Connolly (Siemens Australia CEO)
DST Group has joined with Siemens and QUT in a research agreement to advance the use of high temperature superconducting technologies in Australia.
Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, speaking at the Pacific 2015 maritime expo.
DST Group is showcasing a range of innovative technologies at the Sea Power Conference and Pacific 2015 maritime expo in Sydney.
Researcher monitoring driving trial.
Defence researchers have discovered that caffeine only marginally reduces driver drowsiness, but significantly reduces driving errors.
Victoria Pit and Robert Peile received the award on behalf of DST Group.
DST Group was presented with the Best Creative Engagement Strategy Award last week from Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia.
Dr Alex Zelinsky, Minister for Defence and Mr Adam Fairbairn from Amor Composite Pty Ltd.
Government will contribute $14.2 million towards the development and demonstration of innovative technologies that can enhance defence capability.
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.