The Science and Technology Integrated Product Team (S&T IPT) supports coordinates the S&T activities of the Marine Corps S&T "community of interest." The IPT serves as a forum that provides all organizations involved a voice in the S&T process. The community of interest includes combat development activities, the Training and Education Command, and some departments within Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps. Another community of interest is material development and Marine Corps Systems Command. Both the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
are important communities, as is non-lethal technology development.