The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a small unit of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) that has about 72 scientists, technologists, technicians and business services staff. We are all civilians and come from a variety of backgrounds.
Our scientists are specialists in their own fields and include chemists, physicists, metallurgists, engineers, operations analysts, psychologists, human systems specialists and environmental scientists. Organised into research groups, they also collaborate across workstreams to make sure a multi-dimensional approach is taken for all research tasks.
We have a Director, a Principal Scientist and five Group Directors. Read about our structure and governance.