Naval Science and Technology Strategic Plan

The updated Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan will be unveiled at Naval Future Force S&T EXPO on Feb. 4, 2015.

This strategic plan describes how the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors scientific research efforts that will enable the future operational concepts of the Navy and the Marine Corps. Department of Defense and Department of Navy strategic documents provide the basic foundation for this plan. The priorities of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps are reflected in the shape of the investment portfolio its focus areas. This is a broad strategy that articulates a general direction for the future, while retaining sufficient flexibility and freedom of action to meet emerging challenges or alter course as directed by senior naval leadership.

An online version will provide an abbreviated overview of the plan's focus areas.

For informational and background purposes only, the 2011 Naval Science and Technology Strategic Plan is available for download, along with:

As the Department of the Navy's S&T provider, ONR identifies solutions to address Navy and Marine Corps needs. Since its establishment in 1946, ONR continues to be the first place that senior naval leadership turns to for addressing emerging technology issues and challenges. The ONR mission, defined in law, is to plan, foster and encourage scientific research in recognition of its paramount importance as related to the maintenance of future naval power, and the preservation of national security; and to manage the Navy’s basic, applied and advanced research to foster transition from science and technology to higher levels of research, development, test and evaluation.

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