This SERDP- and ESTCP-sponsored workshop, the latest in a series of workshops covering environmentally friendly coating and surface treatment alternatives, fostered information exchange among 200 representatives from research organizations, chemical and coating formulators and manufacturers, aerospace/defense repair facilities, and weapons systems and aircraft manufacturers. Workshop sessions addressed the impact of U.S. and European environmental and health regulations on defense acquisition and sustainment. Alternatives to cadmium, hexavalent chromium, beryllium, and cadmium were assessed. Other sessions highlighted alternative technologies used for light metals protection, aluminum and magnesium anodizing, anodize sealing and repair, and coatings removal. A focused side meeting addressed cadmium replacement on electrical connectors. For the full workshop report and briefings, visit the ASETSDefense 2012 Agenda and Presentations page.