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17th President of National Defense University Honors NPS Winter Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recognized the achievement of its 2024 Winter Quarter graduates during the school’s latest commencement ceremony in King Hall Auditorium, Mar. 29. U.S. Air Force L... Read More

NPS President, WEST Panelists Emphasize Education, Innovation As Paths to Decision Advantage
One of the U.S. Navy’s six Force Design Imperatives identified in the Chief of Naval Operations Navigation Plan (CNO NAVPLAN) is decision advantage – gaining an edge over potential adversaries by acce... Read More

NPS Doctoral Program Advances Technical Capacity, Research Capability For NIWC Pacific Employees
Facing the increasingly complex, and critical, mission of advanced technological and engineering support to the Navy’s information warfare community, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, h... Read More

Think Fast: NPS Student Applies Lessons To Learning In Pro Racing Debut
Whether he’s shaving seconds off lap times racing his motorcycle, or improving the performance of combat information systems technology, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jordan Eubanks brings the same learning... Read More

Marine General Offers Challenge to NPS Summer Quarter Graduates
Emphasizing the power of collaboration and embracing the inevitable flux of change, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) celebrated its 2023 Summer Quarter graduates on Sept. 22 during a ceremony at Ki... Read More

Empowering Student Ideas: NPS Introduces the Naval Innovation Exchange
The Naval Innovation Center (NIC) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., is part of the Secretary of the Navy’s initiative to leverage the power of American innovation for nationa... Read More

Marine Corps Ph.D. Graduate Explores Uncertainty in Machine Learning
As battlespace sensors proliferate and data increases, commanders can easily find themselves in an information paradox: drowning in data, but starving for knowledge. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Pedro ... Read More

Chief of Navy Reserve Encourages NPS Winter Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored its 2023 Winter Quarter graduates during a commencement ceremony held in King Hall Auditorium, March 24. NPS alumnus Vice Adm. John Mustin, Chief of Navy R... Read More

NPS Hosts JIFX 23-2 With Focus on Innovation, Collaboration
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) conducted the latest iteration of its quarterly Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) program from Feb. 6-10 at the NPS Field Lab at Camp Roberts, Calif., ... Read More

Artificial Intelligence Summit at NPS Accelerates Critical Capabilities
The fourth quarterly Naval Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit took place December 5-9 at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). More than 160 participants from the eight Navy AI Task Forces, Warfare an... Read More

Discovery Day at NPS Opens Campus to Central Coast Students
In a sight not seen for more than two years, nearly 2,000 students, teachers and parent chaperones from throughout the Central Coast descended upon the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for the return o... Read More

NPS Refurbishes Old Wastewater Plant into a Lab for Defense Tech
MONTEREY, Calif. (NPS) – Once a county wastewater treatment plant, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is creatively redesigning the site into a novel defense technology lab.  Called the Sea Land... Read More

Aquatic Laboratory Adds Maritime Domain to JIFX Field Experiments
The Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), held quarterly, recently added another warfighting domain to its range of venues used to conduct fiel... Read More

Evaluating Artificial Intelligence: NPS Researchers Seek to Improve Acquisition of AI Systems
A challenge in defense acquisition can be the ability to keep up with the speed of innovation in emerging technology, but specifically, the acquisition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can... Read More

Virtual, Hybrid JIFX Continues the Collaboration on Warfighter Challenges
Since 2002, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) field research programs, such as the quarterly Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) program, have had the primary goal of getting new innovative c... Read More

Advances in Autonomy Flying High at Latest JIFX
The latest iteration of the Joint Interagency Field Experimentation 20-2 (JIFX) program, held March 2-6 at the Naval Postgraduate School Field Lab at Camp Roberts, provided another opportunity for the... Read More

NPS, Air Force Research Lab Use JIFX to Improve Situational Awareness Tool
The Naval Postgraduate School’s quarterly Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) event has once again provided an opportunity for partnerships to improve tech to the warfighter. This time, the... Read More

Academia, Industry Partnerships Advance Capabilities at Latest JIFX
Once again, NPS advances its partnerships with military, academic and private sector organizations during the university’s Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) program. At the latest event, ... Read More

Annual TechCon Examines Government, Industry Partnerships
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) held its eighth annual Technical Continuum (TechCon), allowing the greater robotics and unm... Read More

NPS Team Turns to Machine Learning to Predict Social Unrest
The balloon of cyber warfare has gone up, and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) remains at the forefront of developing vital technologies to win the fight in this very gray domain. The Defense Inte... Read More

JIFX Proves to Be Perfect Sandbox for Marine Corps’ Latest UAS
From the California desert to desolate polar ice caps, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) continues to adapt emerging technologies to new domains. Since 2002, NPS’ quarterly Joint Interagency Field ... Read More

Data Standardization Research Could Bring Landmark Change to How Ships Communicate
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students’ work is about to be put to the test this Spring in a trial that has the potential to radically change the way the U.S. Navy navigates the information age. A ... Read More

NPS Professor's Fulbright Leads to Possible Collaboration
Senior leaders from the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy attended a series of meetings and tours with NPS Department of Information Sciences Associate Professor Alex Bordetsky on... Read More

Iconic Researcher, Teacher Richard Hamming Maintains Lasting Legacy on Campus
“The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers,” once noted renowned mathematician and former Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor Richard W. Hamming. For the man who set aside a lifetime of g... Read More

International Team Solves TubeSat Enigma
A pair of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) international exchange students from the University of Bundeswehr say they are the first to have ever successfully built an operational InterOrbital Systems T... Read More

NPS Researchers Challenge Citizen Scientists to "Change the Game”
Despite its lengthy title and awkward acronym, the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet, or MMOWGLI, has garnered increased attention in recent day as policy makers have leverage... Read More

University Students Evaluate Hi-Tech Construction System for HADR, Expeditionary Missions
When the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) needed to assess the overall cost-effectiveness of a cold-formed steel mobile factory for Navy applications in a real-world environment, they turned ... Read More

Student Research Supports International WMD Interdiction Efforts
An eclectic group of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students has been working with International Fulbright Scholar, NPS Department of Information Sciences Professor Alex Bordetsky, on a series of ini... Read More

NPS Mentors Work to Close the Gender Gap in STEM
It’s no secret that women are historically under-represented in the STEM disciplines, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and have been for some time. Since 1990, the National Resear... Read More

NPS Alumnus Named 55th President of Naval War College
Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe, a 1995 graduate of the special operations/low intensity conflict (SOLIC) curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), has been named the next President of the Naval Wa... Read More

NPS, International Special Forces Groups, NATO Collaborate to Counter CBRN Threats
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor Alex Bordetsky recently brought together an international team of students; U.S., Polish and Norwegian Special Forces (SF), NATO observers and industry repres... Read More

Operation HA/DR – NPS Efforts to Improve Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations
NPS students and faculty deploy to the Central Philippines to provide relief following Tyhpoon Haiyan, but it’s on campus where the bulk of university efforts to improve HADR operations happen every d... Read More

Information Sciences Professor Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Award
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Associate Professor Alexander Bordetsky was selected to receive a prestigious J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar award, March 10. Bordetsky intends to use his Fulbrig... Read More

Heritage, Communal Spirit Central to Relief Operation Success
The military means a lot of things to different people, but to Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Bumatay, it is the call to “Bayanihan.” “Filipinos have an ethos called ‘Bayanihan.’ It’s where the whole village come... Read More

Students Deploy, Provide Emergency Communications Support for Operation Damayan
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group deployed to the Central Philippines, Nov. 18, to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Wi... Read More

NPS Researchers Lead Beyond Line of Sight Command and Control Research Effort
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Distributed Information Systems Experimentation (DISE) research group recently completed an ambitious series of experiments at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) Ch... Read More

Innovative Network Architecture Applied to Maritime Security Experimentation
The Global Information Network Architecture (GINA), an innovative network architecture championed by network specialists at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently utilized in a globe-spanni... Read More

NPS Leads Global Team in Maritime Nuclear Detection Research
An international team of researchers, special forces operators, first responders and scientists led by Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Information Sciences Associate Professor Alexander ... Read More

Cyber Security Hall of Famer Dorothy Denning Discusses the Ethics of Cyber Warfare
The United Nations Charter prohibits the use of force by one state against another. But in the cyber world, where are the borders and what constitutes force? Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Defense An... Read More

RELIEF Helps First Responders Evaluate Modern HA, DR Technologies, Scenarios
A large team of Naval Postgraduate School students, along with engineers, technologists, and emergency and first responders, wrapped up the latest edition of the Research & Experimentation for Loc... Read More

Naval Postgraduate School Hosts Collaborative Interagency Field Experimentation Program
Students, faculty and staff from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) conducted Joint Interagency Field Experiment (JIFX) 12-2 with representatives from the Department of Defense’s combatant commands (... Read More

Navy’s Cyber Commander Addresses NPS Information Dominance Corps Students
Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), spent an afternoon addressing a contingent of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Information Dominance C... Read More

NPS Establishes Interdisciplinary Cyber Academic Group
In the January 2012 “Priorities for the 21st Century Defense” report, the Department of Defense listed cyberspace operations as one of the 10 primary missions for the armed forces. The growing threats... Read More

NPS-Developed ‘Network in a Box’ Delivers Emergency Communications in Minutes During Disaster Response
In late 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean, setting off a series of tsunamis that would devastate coastal cities in 11 countries – from Thailand to Africa.  That event, and ... Read More

RELIEF Program Supports Military, NGO, Industry Collaboration to Benefit Homeland Security, First Responders
NPS researchers are frequently involved in emergency response and homeland security research projects, looking to assist in disaster response and prevention efforts worldwide. One such program looks t... Read More

NPS Launches Online Wargame Focused on Countering Piracy
Researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, in coordination with the San Francisco Bay-area based Institute for the Future (... Read More

Rear Adm. Simpson Discusses IDC Curricula with Cyber Leadership at Round Table
As part of a return visit to his alma mater, NPS alumnus, Corporate Director for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, Rear Adm. David Simpson met with a small group of facul... Read More

NPS Team World Leader in Network-Controlled Maritime Nuclear Radiological Detection
For five years, a Naval Postgraduate School team led by Principal Investigator Prof. Alex Bordetsky has pushed the envelope of network controlled stand-off nuclear radiological threat detection throug... Read More

NPS Field Experimentation Advances Networked Medicine
With today’s advances in battlefield medicine, the survivability rate of wounded soldiers in combat has increased to favorable levels. With advanced personal protective equipment, innovative one-hande... Read More

FIST Project Leads to Real-World Applications
Marine Corps Capt. Carrick Longley briefed General James F. Amos, recently confirmed Marine Corps Commandant, on the field data collection smart phone application known as Field Information Support To... Read More

Student-Developed Smart Phone App Maps the “Human Terrain”
Thanks to a faculty-student team at the Naval Postgraduate School, smart phones will play an even greater role in field-based data collection for a variety of missions, from humanitarian assistance an... Read More

Project Snowflake Develops Precision Self-Guided Airdrop Prototype
As part of the continuing research collaboration between the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, students and faculty conducted experiments with a self-guided ... Read More

NPS Hastily-Formed Networks Research Group Responds to Haiti Earthquake
The Navy unveiled its new slogan, “A Global Force for Good,” at the end of last year, and was immediately given the chance to prove it. The powerfully-devastating earthquake that hit the poor island n... Read More

NPS Team Provides Emergency Wireless Communications to Haiti
The Naval Postgraduate School is providing a critical component of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Haiti struggling in the wake of the devastating 7.0 earthquake – despera... Read More

The Power to Heal from 100 Miles Away
The spatter of continuous gunfire is such a constant, it’s become nothing more than background noise, something the soldier hardly even hears anymore. He creeps silently across the warm sand, slightly... Read More

Legion of Merit Headlines Winter Awards Ceremony
The festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day filled King Hall as the Naval Postgraduate School recognized more than two dozen students and five faculty members for outstanding achievements at the Winter Qu... Read More