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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.

Directorates

ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.

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Navy's HBCU/MI Program Recognized

HBCU Top SupporterThe U.S. Navy’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program recently was named a “Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Schools” by US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine.

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NRL Scientist receives ONR Award

Conrad Award 2018A senior scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory received the Office of Naval Research’s Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award for making outstanding contributions in the field of research and development for the U.S. Navy.

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