About Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center that applies advanced technology to problems of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. These efforts are aligned within key mission areas. The Laboratory works with industry to transition new concepts and technology for system development and deployment.  
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Doing Business with Lincoln Laboratory

For Government
Sponsors/Customers

Find information and the necessary forms for sponsoring work at Lincoln Laboratory at our users' guidance page.

For Vendors
The Laboratory conducts a significant amount of work with industry.
Find information and forms for vendors at the Contracting Services Department page.


Beaver Works

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Visit the Beaver Works website to learn more about project-based learning collaborations between Lincoln Laboratory and MIT campus.

Community Outreach

High-school students build a Turing machine

A team of Laboratory scientists help students build a replica of a Turing machine, a project that satisfies an internship requirement for the students and results in a new exhibit at Lincoln Laboratory.


Guiding a student to a technical career

Lincoln Laboratory has helped Jamal Grant grow from student to teaching assistant to intern.


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New LLCipher Summer Program

LLCipher, an introduction to theoretical cryptography for high-school students, will be held August 3–7.

Technology News

Localizing Ground-Penetrating Radar

Illustration of the localizing GPR conceptInnovative ground-penetrating radar that maps underground geological features provides autonomous vehicles with real-time localization.

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