20th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

S&ET Conference Image Science and Engineering Technology
  • 4/2/2019 - 4/4/2019
  • San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
    8757 Rio San Diego Drive
    San Diego,  CA  92108
    Tel: (619) 692-3800
  • Theme : Enabling the National Defense Strategy through Science and Technology
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 9720


“The U.S. military depends on its S&T enterprise to research, develop, and demonstrate high pay-off technology solutions for hard problems faced by our Warfighters in ever-changing, complex environments against an increasingly diverse set of threats. Uncertainty and complexity are at the heart of the military’s challenges. The military of the future requires solutions that are affordable, versatile, and rely on the S&T community’s contributions to ensure that we remain the most capable in the world.”
-Mary Miller, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

The future of defense is innovation. The Defense community is collectively developing innovative technologies to protect citizens and troops - on and off the battlefield, and to maintain our technological advantages. The future is us.

Join leadership from the DoD research and engineering enterprise, research laboratories, R&D centers, industry, and academia at the 20th Annual S&ET Conference. Attendees can expect an overview of the USD(R&E), including top research priorities, reviews of budget requests, overview of services S&T programs, S&T Communities of Interest updates, technology discussions from DARPA, HSARP, DTRA and others. See the current agenda here.


The 20th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference will feature:

  • Opportunities to hear from and meet face to face with Defense Department S&T leadership
  • Insight on specific OUSD(R&E) priority technology domain challenges
  • S&T Communities of Interest (CoI) independent research and development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meetings (TIMs) held in conjunction with the conference (attendance by invitation only)
  • Government and industry table top and poster displays at the Innovation Showcase
  • Classified session (SECRET/NOFORN) on Thursday, April 4


Graph showing attendance breakdown at 2018 S&ET Conference - 48% industry, 44% government, 8% other

Numbers based on 2018 conference attendance.


The United States depends on science, technology and innovative engineering to not only protect the American people but to advance our national interests and to prepare us to meet the challenges of an uncertain future. Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on greater importance to DoD efforts.

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Ms. Britt Sullivan CMP
(703) 247-2587