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What They Do

From the development of sophisticated computer algorithms for aircraft and ship electronics to the fielding of lightweight armor for the Marine Corps, ONR’s six science and technology departments coordinate and execute the research investment strategy as outlined in the Naval Science and Technology Strategic Plan.

How They Work

At ONR's heart is the program officer. Program officers manage specific research efforts, but unique to ONR, program officers can pursue an idea from discovery to deployment because they have access to all three phases of developmental funding: basic research (6.1), applied research (6.2) and advanced technology development (6.3).

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