The second ASETSDefense workshop on sustainable surface engineering and defense gathered 225 engineers representing DoD, prime contractors, and suppliers. Sponsored by SERDP and ESTCP, the workshop focused on engineering alternatives to chromates to help organizations meet the requirements of the policy memorandum, Minimizing the Use of Hexavalent Chromium, issued by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics on April 8, 2009. Other sessions in this workshop assessed alternatives to beryllium (Be), cadmium (Cd), and volatile organic compounds (VOC). More than 50 briefings were presented. For the full workshop report and briefings, visit the ASETSDefense 2009 Agenda and Presentations page.