Cadmium (Cd) alternatives are moving toward production in different applications; however, many have technical issues associated with them. This SERDP- and ESTCP-sponsored workshop facilitated understanding of the issues and options, defined requirements for the different applications, and developed a plan for coordinating research, development, test and evaluation activities. The following topics were covered: (1) Cd replacement developments, available data, approvals and implementations, and the general advantages and limitations of each solution; (2) information needed by the decision makers for each application to accept or reject use of the alternatives that vendors are proposing; and (3) information and opportunities for coordination on development and testing programs under way in different DoD and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) organizations. For the full workshop report and briefings, visit the ASETSDefense 2011: Cadmium Plating Alternatives Agenda and Presentations page.