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

Atlanta Office Closed Temporarily

Due to an unexpected power outage, ONR's Atlanta regional field office will be closed through July 25. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has temporarily closed the Sam Nunn Federal Building, where the office is located, while it works aggressively to restore normal building operations to minimize further disruption.

Since this closure was unscheduled, ONR Atlanta was unable to provide advance notice to its performers, including contractors and grantees. ONR apologizes for the inconvenience, and looks forward to resuming operations Monday, July 28.

ONR Hits the Road

20th Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention (Details)
The Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Md.
July 24, 2014 

Military Health Systems Research Symposium (Details)
Harbor Beach Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Aug. 18-21, 2014

Railgun Displayed Aboard Naval Vessel

Image - One of two Electromagnetic Railgun prototypes, as displayed aboard USNS MillinocketAt left, one of two electromagnetic railgun prototypes shows its awesome size on deck aboard joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego on July 8. The prototypes were displayed during the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and allied navies, industry and academia to discuss directed energy technologies.

Navy officials plan to demonstrate a prototype system, being developed at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016. (U.S. Navy photo)

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