One Defense Community

One Defense is operationalized by a community of 16,000+ leading technology companies, start-ups, venture capital firms and academic institutions with products or expertise relevant to defense-related capability needs. It was established to support the Department of Defense’s (DOD) efforts to enable the development of better, cheaper, AND faster defense capabilities.  The community is organized and led by One Defense, LLC.  


By building a community of thousands of diverse technology industry partners, start-ups, and academic institutions, One Defense provides DOD with quick access to innovative solutions. The community is being organized in such a way that it can deliver a range of services designed to speed the flow of outside innovations to defense and lower barriers to entry for organizations not primarily oriented towards doing business with DOD.


In addition to immediate opportunities through our strategic partners, the community manages One Defense Consortium to pursue additional contracts and funding opportunities for community members.

Why should organizations join One Defense?

One Defense is a movement committed to lowering barriers to entry, growing the largest technology community of its kind, and becoming DOD’s go-to source for innovative solutions and information about emerging technologies. 


Technology industry partners, start-ups, and academic institutions who choose to become active in the One Defense community will gain:


Access to

Information about emerging DOD needs and some of the World’s most interesting and important challenges

Access to

Likeminded technologists, entrepreneurs, industry experts, organizations and investors

Access to

Strategic partners with contract vehicles that enable technology prototyping for DOD

Access to

Specialized services and infrastructure required to support the execution of DOD tasks