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, the technologies highlighted in our timeline 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.

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

We work with government, industry, academia, and not-for-profits to solve difficult problems in national security. Learn how to sponsor, collaborate, and contribute to our research.


Diversity & Inclusion

Innovation thrives at the nexus of diversity and inclusion. A diverse workforce and an inclusive culture are more than goals; they’re vital to our mission. Our vision is to become the national security industry exemplar in strategic D&I leadership and application by incorporating holistic D&I operations across people, business, and R&D systems and processes.


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.