Office of Naval Research

  • Peter A. Morrison and the U.S. Navy Solid State Laser Team were recently named Service to America finalists for their work developing the LaWS weapons system for the Navy.

    June 12, 2015
  • The Office of Naval Research has an update to its strategic plan and a new chief to help to put those priorities in place. Rear Adm. Mat Winter, the new chief of Naval Research, has been on the job for about four weeks. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson spoke to the new ONR chief at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology expo. He tells her what ONR looks for when updating its strategic plan.

    February 04, 2015
  • The Navy has a powerful software system that dramatically reduces the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions. That same software recently made its way above the surface and was installed on the guided missile cruiser, USS Mobile Bay. Dr. Kip Krebs, program officer in the Office of Naval Research's Warfighter Performance Department, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the app's uses.

    January 30, 2015
  • The Office of Naval Research is reviewing its takeaways from the Warfighter Performance Focus Area Forum. They will use what they learned at that event to start the preparation for the Naval Future-Force Science and Technology Expo, here in D.C. in February. Dr. Terry Allard is head of ONR's Warfighter Performance Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he detailed what he took away from the forum the first week of November.

    December 18, 2014
  • The Marine Corps and the Office of Naval Research are reviewing the results of this year's Agile Bloodhound operation. The exercise wrapped up about a month ago in the Pacific Rim. John Moniz is program manager at ONR. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the mission of Agile Bloodhound, and what the exercise included this year.

    November 12, 2014
  • Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA's budget wasn't decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.

    December 04, 2013
  • The Marine Corps is trying to develop ways to automatically push the vast array of intelligence information gathered by military sensors to low-level marines on the battlefield.

    December 02, 2013
  • Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Navy's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department in the Office of Naval Research, outlines his organization's energy goals and the Navy's increasing investments in its Energy Excelerator program.

    September 18, 2013
  • The Office of Naval Research is developing a more efficient generator that uses less fuel and creates less hassle when carrying it around the battlefield.

    August 23, 2013
  • The Office of Naval Research is asking industry for proposals to develop the new weapon. A demonstration has already shown what's possible.

    August 15, 2012
  • On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

    June 05, 2012
  • Mark Bennington, the executive director for acquisition management at the Navy research unit joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his department\'s approach to the thorny issues involved in OCIs.

    September 27, 2011
  • Aargh! The Navy will deploy a new breed of fighters to combat Somali pirates: internet-gamers.

    May 16, 2011
  • For the first time, the Office of Naval Research has proven that its laser can operate at sea.

    April 12, 2011

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