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.

2018 CoI Poster
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ADVANCED ELECTRONICS
The technologies encompassed by this CoIs include those that provide for the processing of information...
AIR PLATFORMS
A standing forum for developing consensus and identifying S&T issues related to air platforms
AUTONOMY
This CoIs will closely examine the DoD’s S&T investments in the enabling of autonomous systems
BIOMEDICAL ASBREM
The purpose of this CoIs is to sustain and improve the program's responsiveness to medical readiness and warfighting needs...
C4I
This CoIs will coordinate the DoD C4I Science & Technology (S&T) portfolio investment and review DoD organizations’ strategic plans
COUNTER-IED (ALUMNI COI)
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)
Communication among the Components for the discovery of innovative technologies enhancing DoD capabilities in CWMD
CYBER
Collaboration between DoD components leading to the discovery of innovative technologies in cyberspace
ELECTRONIC WARFARE
Military action involving electromagnetic (EM) and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).
ENERGY AND POWER TECHNOLOGIES
Provide technologies to enable intelligent power & energy management to enhance operational effectiveness.
ENGINEERED RESILIENT SYSTEMS (ALUMNI COI)
Service and Acquisition Community concepts related to the ERS S&T portfolio
GROUND AND SEA PLATFORMS
Topics associated with a broad range of platform technologies for both ground and sea systems
HUMAN SYSTEMS
Develop and deliver innovative human-centered technologies to select, train, design, protect, and operate for improved and quantified mission effectiveness.
MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
National leadership in developing technology-based options for advanced materials and processes for the Department of Defense
SENSORS
A forum for sharing new ideas, technical directions and technology opportunities
SPACE
Facilitate collaboration and leveraging of complementary investments of the space S&T efforts performed by the DoD
WEAPONS TECHNOLOGIES
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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