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ONR Global - Experimentation and Analysis

Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) Experimentation and Analysis (E&A) builds and maintains relationships between Naval operational forces and the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) to facilitate, fund, and execute experimentation and efforts. Through collaboration/cooperation with ONRG Science Advisors, Science Directors, and international partners, who facilitate lines of communications across all stakeholders, E&A activities accelerate emerging technologies and concepts outside baseline funded activities. As discrete operational priorities are identified, E&A establishes and executes NRE experimentation campaigns to inform future science and technology across the Naval Research and Development Establishment (NR&DE).

E&A Mission

Provide decision-quality data to Naval Research Enterprise leadership to support recommendations for technology investment, further development, transition or divestiture.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop, sponsor and manage an annual portfolio of E&A efforts to address emerging and unmet operational needs
  • Maintain awareness of E&A opportunities for the NRE
  • Maintain awareness of all NRE experimentation
  • Facilitate and promote NRE experimentation in alignment with strategic goals set by the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Influence and guide NR&DE experimentation to support the NRE


  • Pre/early program analysis with Fleet and Force input to establish concept’s potential and inform NRE investment decisions (Innovative Naval Prototype, tech candidate, Future Naval Capability, etc.).
    • Examples include: Technology Innovation Gamers, studies, wargames, ops research
  • Established project experimentation as an excursion to address additional/unrelated warfighter needs or mitigate capability delivery risk.
    • Examples include: Individual/capability focused discrete events, integrated service level experimentation and technology operational experimentation events

For More Information

ONR Global E&A Contact Info: 703-696-0686,

More details can be found on the ONR Global E&A NRE wiki page*:

* Please note: Access to the E&A wiki page on the NRE Fusion site requires a valid CAC and a Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) connection.