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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.

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.

Exercise Black Skies Science Team Leader Dr Chris Best.
The RAAF recently participated in Exercise Black Skies, a collective training research activity focused on providing learning experiences through simulated large force employment scenarios.
DST Food Production Manager Peter Chick.
DST Food Production Manager Peter Chick has taken out the Individual Contribution category at the Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards ceremony.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne presented Dr Long Nguyen his Young Innovator Scholarship.
Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, has congratulated Defence Scientist Dr Long Nguyen on winning the Land Defence Australia Young Innovator Scholarship.
DST and Engineers Australia are hosting a unique lecture series.
DST and Engineers Australia are hosting a unique lecture series by eminent Defence scientists Dr Andrew Amiet and Dr Stephen Burke.
Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky launch the new strategy during Future Land Force Conference 2016.
Shaping Defence Science and Technology in the Land Domain 2016-2036 is the inaugural Defence Land Science and Technology (S&T) strategy.
(L-R) CEO of Thales Australia, Chris Jenkins and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky.
The Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle, developed by Thales Australia has taken out the 2016 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
The team prepare for a GPS-free UAS flight trial at Woomera.
Sam Dudley, works with unmanned aerial systems, specifically trying to optimise and improve the performance of a datalink between a far-off UAS and home base.
Miguel Neto and Penni Apperly from DST’s STEM team field questions from undergraduates earlier this year.
‘Recruit hard, manage easy’, is a motto used in Human Resources that captures the importance of a thorough recruitment and selection strategy.

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