Communities of Interest

The Communities of Interest (CoIs) were established as a mechanism to encourage multi-agency coordination and collaboration in cross-cutting technology focus areas with broad multiple Component investment. CoIs provide a forum for coordinating Science & Technology strategies across the Department, sharing new ideas, technical directions, and technology opportunities. The scope of the 17 CoIs is detailed in the Tier 1 Taxonomy below, and on the CoI pages.

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Advanced Electronics
circuit board The technologies encompassed by this CoIs include those that provide for the processing of information...
Air Platforms
circuit board A standing forum for developing consensus and identifying S&T issues related to air platforms
Autonomy
circuit board This CoIs will closely examine the DoD’s S&T investments in the enabling of autonomous systems
Biomedical ASBREM
circuit board The purpose of this CoIs is to sustain and improve the program's responsiveness to medical readiness and warfighting needs...
C4I
circuit board This CoIs will coordinate the DoD C4I Science & Technology (S&T) portfolio investment and review DoD organizations’ strategic plans
Counter-IED (Alumni CoI)
circuit board Multi-agency coordination is cross-cutting S&T focus areas that have particular benefit addressing the enduring challenge presented by IEDs
Counter-WMD (Alumni CoI)
circuit board Communication among the Components for the discovery of innovative technologies enhancing DoD capabilities in CWMD
Cyber
circuit board Collaboration between DoD components leading to the discovery of innovative technologies in cyberspace
Electronic Warfare
circuit board Military action involving electromagnetic (EM) and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).
Energy and Power Technologies
circuit board Provide technologies to enable intelligent power & energy management to enhance operational effectiveness.
Engineered Resilient Systems (Alumni CoI)
circuit board Service and Acquisition Community concepts related to the ERS S&T portfolio
Ground and Sea Platforms
circuit board Topics associated with a broad range of platform technologies for both ground and sea systems
Human Systems
soldiers Develop and deliver innovative human-centered technologies to select, train, design, protect, and operate for improved and quantified mission effectiveness.
Materials and Manufacturing Processes
circuit board National leadership in developing technology-based options for advanced materials and processes for the Department of Defense
Sensors
circuit board A forum for sharing new ideas, technical directions and technology opportunities
Space
circuit board Facilitate collaboration and leveraging of complementary investments of the space S&T efforts performed by the DoD
Weapons Technologies
circuit board This CoIs serves as the mechanism for the Military Services and Defense Agencies to work together to enhance the DoD S&T programs
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