A number of institutes and components of TNO together make up the main Defence Research group.
The TNO Council for Defence Research determines the policy regarding defence research with due regard to the responsibilities of the Board of Management. This Council is appointed by Royal Decree.
The TNO Council for Defence Research currently consists of:
W. (Wim) Nagtegaal, chairman
Mr. M. (Marc) Gazenbeek, vice chairman
Drs. H.G. (Henk) Geveke
Genmaj E. (Eric) Schevenhoven
Drs. A.P. (Auke) Venema
Dr.ir. M.P.I. (Maarten) Manders, secretary