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‘American Innovation is our Secret Power’: CNR Speaks at Aspen Security Forum

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Lorin Selby gave remarks on July 20, during the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. The annual three-day conference provides a non-partisan public venue for government officials, business executives, leading academics and noted journalists to discuss the most pressing...

July 25, 2022

Accelerating Collaboration: NJOC Introduces New Tool for Connecting with Senior Leaders

The U.S. Navy’s first management advisory group — known as Naval Junior Officer Counsel (NJOC) — recently unveiled a new method for sharing ideas, insights and concerns with senior leadership.

July 19, 2022

Winning Warfighters: ONR Reservists Garner S&T Officer of the Year Awards

Two members of the Office of Naval Research Reserve Component (ONR-RC) recently won the organization’s most prestigious prizes.

June 23, 2022

London Tech Bridge Breaks Down Barriers with New Collaboration Space

The U.K.-based Tech Bridge hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 13 to celebrate the grand opening of its innovation hub.

June 14, 2022

Remarkable Robotics: ROVs Shine in ONR-Sponsored International SeaPerch Challenge

More than 130 teams of elementary, middle and high school students from around the world competed at the annual International SeaPerch Challenge on June 4 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

June 10, 2022

Awesome Algorithms: Prize Challenge Tests Software Performance in Unmanned Vehicles

The Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and the NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge recently sponsored a three-stage competition called the Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuvers (AISUM) Prize Challenge.

May 09, 2022

Celebrating Science: DoN Promotes Student Outreach at Navy League STEM Expo

The Sea Cadets—members of a maritime-based program established by the Navy League of the United States to create a favorable image of the Navy on the part of American youth—were getting ready for a robotics competition they would hold at the next day’s Navy League STEM Expo.

April 22, 2022

CNR Looks to Future of Naval Innovation at Sea-Air-Space

Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. Lorin C. Selby gave remarks last week during the “Future of Naval Innovation” panel at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

April 15, 2022

Laser Trailblazer: Navy Conducts Historic Test of New Laser Weapon System

Known as the Layered Laser Defense (LLD), the weapon was designed and built by Lockheed Martin to serve as a multi-domain, multi-platform demonstration system. It can counter unmanned aerial systems and fast-attack boats with a high-power laser—and also use its high-resolution telescope to track in...

April 13, 2022

ONR Global and Royal Air Force Partner in First Synthetic-Fueled Drone Flight

In February 2022, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global and Royal Air Force (RAF) Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) conducted the first-ever drone flight using synthetic kerosene.

March 31, 2022