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

New Vice Chief Reports for Duty

Image: BGen Julian D. Alford

ONR welcomes Brig. Gen. Julian D. Alford, who relieved Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea as vice chief of naval research and commanding officer of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Futures Directorate, Combat Development and Integration on June 18. 

"I'm enthusiastic about working with the Naval Research Enterprise that supports innovative science and technology concepts for maritime expeditionary operations," Alford said. "In my role as vice chief of naval research, I look forward to ensuring investments we make today deliver affordable and decisive advantages for Sailors and Marines in the future."



ONR Hits the Road

International Submarine Races (Details)
David Taylor Model Basin, NSWC Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland
June 22-27, 2015 

Military Health Systems Research Symposium (Details)
Harbor Beach Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Aug. 17-20, 2015

Navy Gold Coast Small Business Opportunity Conference (Details)
San Diego Convention Center, California
Aug. 25-26, 2015

Meet the Delores M. Etter Award Winners

Etter AwardDr. Jose Romero-Mariona, center, of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, accepts the Delores M. Etter Award for Top Scientists and Engineers on June 12. Romero-Mariona, who was cited for his pioneering work on techniques to support the Navy's cryptographic needs, has worked closely with ONR's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department. List of WinnersPhoto gallery

Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, and Delores Etter, the award's namesake and director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering at Southern Methodist University, presided over the ceremony.

How ONR Shapes the Future

Image - Future Force video

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