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.

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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, we have expanded the world’s technical capabilities.

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Research and Development

At the Laboratory, R&D begins with a difficult problem that we believe technology can solve. Our researchers work in cross-disciplinary teams that leverage the latest technical advances to develop innovative solutions.

Work With Us

We offer opportunities for people to explore their interests and partner with us in business and research. Our TECHNOLOGY OFFICE supports staff who wish to investigate innovative concepts and promotes collaborations between Lincoln Laboratory engineers and university researchers.

As an Employee

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.

As a Partner

Lincoln Laboratory engages with government sponsors, researchers from academia and industry, and small businesses. Learn how you can initiate a partnership with us.

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Community Involvement

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.