Technology in Support of National Security
MIT Lincoln Laboratory researches and develops advanced technologies to meet critical national security needs. What sets us apart from many national R&D laboratories is an emphasis on building operational prototypes of the systems we design.
Lincoln Laboratory researchers brought Spot, a Boston Dynamics robot, aboard a Coast Guard response cutter to test its ability to navigate complex environments and identify hazardous conditions.
National Impact and Beyond
Since our founding in 1951, Lincoln Laboratory has developed technology that has transformed the activities and missions of the defense, scientific, and industry communities. From pioneering computer analytics to using lasers to transmit data, the technologies highlighted in our timeline have expanded the world’s technical capabilities
Research and Development
Access Our Technology
We offer opportunities to license, sponsor, and contribute to our research and development.
Transferring our technology to the U.S. government and industry is key to our mission. We have technology available to license, open for collaboration, and accessible open-source.
We work with government, industry, academia, and not-for-profits to develop technologies that meet national security needs.
Join Our Team
Solving the nation’s most difficult problems takes the combined talents and diverse views of many.
Our R&D relies on creative, talented people who enjoy a challenge. If this describes you, visit our careers section to discover how you might join our team.
Diversity & Inclusion
A diverse workforce and an inclusive culture are more than goals: they’re vital to our mission. We aim to be the national security industry exemplar in strategic D&I leadership and application.
We're committed to our community. Through a variety of educational programs, we help students of all ages develop an understanding and appreciation of science, engineering, and math. Our staff volunteer with organizations that help people in local cities and towns.