ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.
70 Years of Game-Changing S&T
ONR is kicking off a series of events throughout 2016 to celebrate 70 years of developing cutting-edge research and technology for U.S. naval forces. Since its establishment on August 1, 1946 under Public Law 588, ONR has played a leading role in many of the world's most important scientific discoveries—from the earliest computer systems and software, to the exploration of the ocean's depths, to new materials and sensors that have been integrated into everything from household items to warships.
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ONR Hits the Road
WEST 2016 (Details)
San Diego, California
Feb. 17-19, 2016
2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting (Details)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Feb. 21-26, 2016
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (Details)
National Harbor, Maryland
Feb. 29 - Mar. 2, 2016
Innovative Research in Synthetic Biology
An exciting new scientific frontier—synthetic biology—took center stage as part of a Distinguished Lecture Series celebrating ONR's 70th anniversary. Dr. Christopher Voigt, an MIT professor of biological engineering, inaugurated the series with a look at the revolutionary potential of synthetic biology—a field of science that holds great promise for improving healthcare, warfighter performance and military capabilities.
ONR Networks Around the Globe