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Dr Janis Cocking received the Public Service Medal.
11 June 2018

Dr Janis Cocking has received the Public Service Medal and a former DST Board Chairman, Neil Edwards, an Order of Australia award in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Media Release
30 May 2018

Light could hold the key to reducing operational costs for Defence and protect ships and the environment from marine pest invaders.

Media Release
24 May 2018

Four Australian universities will conduct joint research with US universities on priority defence projects under the AUSMURI program.

Media Release
23 May 2018

The launch of the first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems takes place in Brisbane.

L-R: Professor James McCraw from Melbourne University and DST's Dr Tony Lau.
Media Release
11 May 2018

Scientists from Defence and the University of Melbourne have won two innovation awards for disease forecasting.

Media Release
7 May 2018

The first Defence Industry and Innovation Programs Update Report has been released.

6 May 2018

DST will hold its flagship partnership event on 29-30 August 2018 in Melbourne with a new brand name - SCINDICATE 2018.

Media Release
1 May 2018

The Government has released its new National security science and technology policy agenda aimed at strengthening Australia's national security.

Shane Fairweather, First Assistant Secretary Helicopter Systems Division and Dong Yang Wu, Chief Aerospace Division, DST.
Media Release
26 April 2018

Defence scientists will use a retired US Navy Seahawk helicopter to develop fatigue testing technologies, which could transform how military helicopters are managed.

Ashley Trenorden and DST colleague Merran Daniel.
23 April 2018

Electronics apprentice Ashley Trenorden is the latest in a long list of apprentices who have learnt the ropes and developed their skills at DST.