The Office of Naval Research (ONR) coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
(30) Develops and transitions technologies to enable the Navy-Marine Corps team to win and survive on the battlefield, today and tomorrow.
(31) Supports the development of advanced electronics, communications, surveillance and navigational tools that provide the Navy with a battlefield advantage.
(32) Equips the Navy with technologies designed to observe, model and predict air, ocean and shore environments, and detect underwater threats.
(33) Develops and delivers technologies that enable superior warfighting and energy capabilities for naval forces, platforms and undersea weaponry.
(34) Enhances warfighter effectiveness and efficiency through bioengineered and biorobotic systems, medical technologies, improved manpower, personnel, training and system design.
(35) Supports the Navy’s power project needs, fostering the technology development of naval aircraft, structures, propulsion, autonomy, energetic, directed energy and electric weapons.


ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.

ONR Global

Chief of Naval Operations to Offer Keynote

Image - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan GreenertChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert will open the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO on Feb. 4.

He joins Alan Shaffer, principal deputy assisant secretary of defense for research and engineering; Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment; Titanic discoverer Bob Ballard; a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and a growing lineup of featured speakers for the two-day event in Washington, D.C. 

Sponsored by ONR, the EXPO will give attendees the opportunity to interact with defense leaders who will discuss the status of key programs and new research opportunities. The EXPO also will feature as many as 100 exhibits from industry, academia and government.

ONR Hits the Road

Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, or I/ITSEC (Details)
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 1-5, 2014

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Detail)
The Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif.
Dec. 15-19, 2014

Naval Science & Technology Future Force EXPO (Details)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 4-5, 2015


Agile Bloodhound: Logistics on Demand

Image - Agile Bloodhound 2014At left, a prototype tactical vehicle provides on-the-move networking capabilities to Marines during the Office of Naval Research's fourth annual Agile Bloodhound demonstration, held Oct. 15-16 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

During the two-day demonstration, Marines showed how the use of advanced technolgies, including handheld devices and automation software, could speed delivery of critical supplies to the front lines and even help planners determine when and where items will be needed ahead of time.

2015 EXPO Central

Image: Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO logo

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