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NORAD, USNORTHCOM Commander Talks Civil Support with NPS Students
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited the Naval Postgraduate School, Jan 31. Jacoby spent much of his visit wit... 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 Partners with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Grad Certificate Program
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Institute (MOVES), in partnership with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), has develop... Read More

Marine Corps Student Uses Ops Research Thesis to Combat Veteran Homelessness
Abraham Lincoln long ago charged the nation with the duty to “care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.” NPS Operations Research (OR) student Marine Corps Maj. Da... Read More

NPS, AFIT Partner on Development of Cost Estimation Certificate Program
A joint educational effort between the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) celebrated the completion its first cohort of students in the cost estimating an... Read More

NPS Distinguished Professor Awarded Prestigious OR Prize
NPS Distinguished Professor Donald Gaver has been awarded the 2012 Military Applications Society of INFORMS J. Steinhardt Prize. The award recognizes individuals for lifetime achievements in the field... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Selected for Inaugural Cyber Security Hall of Fame Class
In a nod to the dedication and influence of one of the Naval Postgraduate School’s exceptional faculty, NPS Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Distinguished Professor, Dr. Dorothy Denning, has been i... Read More

New NPS Professor Applies Philosophy, Ethics to the Complexities of War
The Naval Postgraduate School Department of Defense Analysis (DA) welcomed a new face to the department – an ethicist and philosopher whose fresh perspective has students talking about the ethical imp... Read More

NPS’ CORE Lab Rethinks Traditional Intelligence Analysis
There was a time when identifying friend or foe on the battlefield was pretty simple. The good guys wore uniforms that matched your own and the enemy was arrayed in neat formations, waving flags and m... Read More

NPS Students Impact Future Navy Through Strategic Studies Group
Each year, about seven students from the Naval Postgraduate School travel to the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., to become Chief of Naval Operations Group (CNO SSG) Director Fellows. Establ... Read More

NPS Interns Pay It Forward to Local Middle School Students
While the Naval Postgraduate School’s mission is to provide education and research that enhances our national security, one of the by-products has long included opportunities for young people through ... Read More

NPS Defense Analysis Grads Apply Their Studies Through Global SOF Internships
In an effort to continue to bolster the program that United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Commander Adm. William McRaven himself graduated from, the Naval Postgraduate School Defense Ana... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Reflects on Receipt of USSOCOM Medal
There are many occasions when a star pupil returns to his or her alma mater to pay tribute to a key teacher, a mentor who played a significant role in the educational experience. But rarely has that s... Read More

EUCOM Recognizes NPS Professor, Student for Humanitarian Assistance Research
As the designated U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) develops programs with a focus on preventing conflict, establishing capabilities... Read More

Naval Postgraduate School Honors NCO with University’s Top Army Student Award
Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis student Master Sgt. Jim Monroe was recently the first non-commissioned officer (NCO) to ever be awarded the Association of the U.S. Army, Gen. Joseph W. Stil... Read More

Computer Science Alumnus Keynotes Spring Quarter Graduation
A day of perfect weather welcomed family and friends of this quarter’s graduates to the NPS campus for the Spring 2012 Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, June 15.  NPS President Dan Oliver i... Read More

NPS Researcher, Students Explore New Sea Duty Watchbill
For the Navy’s surface warfare community, sleep is a luxury not often afforded while on sea duty. The Navy’s standard 81-hour workweek means Sailors in the fleet often experience sleep problems seriou... Read More

Army Secretary Visits Naval Postgraduate School
Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), May 21, to learn more about research conducted by the university and to see the academic programs military officers take ... Read More

SEED Center’s International Data Farming Workshop Returns to NPS
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming hosted the 24th International Data Farming Workshop (IDFW), March 26-30. A multinatio... Read More

CORE Lab’s Lighthouse Project Casts a Bright Light on IED Networks
When improvised explosive devices (IEDs) talk, they have a lot to say. Each wire and detonator helps tell a story of who created the device. Their locations across a battlespace help create a visual m... Read More

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Outlines the Future Navy During SGL
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visited his alma mater to offer a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), Feb. 16 to students, faculty and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School (... 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

Navy’s Cyber Commander Participates in NPS’ Information Dominance Symposium
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. 10th Fleet, visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to present at the university’s Information Dominance Senior Leader ... Read More

Security Solutions Lecture Presented by NSA Technical Director Neal Ziring
Neal Ziring, Technical Director in the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency (NSA), provided a lecture titled “Building Robust Security Solutions Using Layering and Indepen... Read More

Student Explores Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Maritime Data Collection
Undersea Warfare student Lt. Timothy Rochholz is exploring the research potential of a new wave-propelled unmanned surface vehicle which industry hopes can replace moored buoys for maritime surveillan... Read More

Faculty Explore Defensive ‘Swarming’ Strategies to Counter UAVs
Unmanned systems have proven valuable and are well integrated into offensive mission sets – from gathering ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) to delivering payload. While researchers ... Read More

Student Research Helps Award-Winning Dudley Knox Library Improve Services
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) course on survey research methods has provided critical data on distance learning (DL) student usage of the Dudley Knox Library (DKL). Operations Research Associate P... Read More

NPS Faculty Secure Government Patent for Fuel-Saving Plan
NPS Senior Lecturer, Jeff Kline, recently saw years of research pay off in a big way when he received a U.S. Government patent for an idea sparked 20 years ago when he applied his NPS Operations Resea... Read More

NPS Team Wins MILCOM Best Paper Award for Plan to Secure Networks From Compromised Devices
NPS Computer Science Professor Geoffrey Xie, recent NPS graduate Lt. Scott Huchton, and Assistant Professor Robert Beverly were awarded the 2011 Fred W. Ellersick Military Communications (MILCOM) Awar... Read More

Familiar Face Returns to Systems Engineering Department
Associate Prof. Andy Hernandez believes that coming back to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was the best decision and the best fit for what he says is important work, teaching future leaders in the Sy... Read More

Army Chief of Staff Odierno Briefed on NPS’ Defense Analysis Education, Research
On Nov. 4, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the Naval Postgraduate School to learn firsthand about the education and research programs underway at the university. Specifically, Odierno... Read More

NPS Faculty, Researchers Promote Computer Science in, Beyond Local Community
With computer technology well entrenched in every aspect of life, and cybersecurity a critical component of national security, the demand for computer science professionals has grown dramatically. Unf... Read More

Two NPS Students Stabilize Shark Attack Victim at Nearby Marina Beach
On a crisp Saturday morning, Oct. 29, local resident Eric Tarantino, 27, was bitten along the right side of his neck and shoulder by an estimated 15-20 ft. shark while surfing at Marina State Beach in... 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

Workshop Explores Multidisciplinary Approaches to Today’s Cyber Threats
The Department of Defense’s Information Operations Center for Excellence, located at the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Army Reserve Information Operations Command joined together as co-chairs for... Read More

Doctoral Student Explores Algorithm for Force Protection
Cmdr. Jay Foraker is less than a month away from receiving his Ph.D. in Operations Research (OR), but his studies in optimal search patterns may not be coming to a close. In fact, it may soon become p... 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

Systems Engineering Professor Awarded Prestigious ACE Fellowship
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor of Systems Engineering, Dr. David H. Olwell, was recently named a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE). The ACE Fellowship Program is a yearlong ... Read More

Systems Engineering DL Students Look at Innovation From Industry’s Perspective
Students in the Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management - Product Development Leadership Education for the 21st Century (SEM-PD21) Degree Program, an interdisciplinary leadership program design... Read More

University Faculty Keynote Workshop on Ethics in Emerging Defense Technologies
Attendees at the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations and National Security (CETMONS) gathered for a three-day workshop titled “Ethics and Warfighting Technologies,” held at the n... Read More

Modeling, Simulation Experts Gather at NPS for 11th Annual MOVES Summit
Training and preparation are key components of effective military operations, particularly in theater, but preparing for the dangers of combat in a training scenario can be dangerous and conditions di... Read More

NPS Student Named “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student has been named the “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year for 2011, and will be presented the award during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., July 21, with memb... Read More

Ops Research Professor Honored with National SCEA Award
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Visiting Professor of Operations Research, Dr. Dan Nussbaum, was recently honored with the Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis’ (SCEA) 2011 Service to the Society... 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

NPS Team Participates in NSA’s Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
A team from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) again participated in the 11th annual National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) in late April. The CDX takes place annually... Read More

Student Research Through NPS’ Center for Infrastructure Defense Takes Center Stage During Brief to Leadership
Protecting the critical infrastructures of the United States – the electric power grid, oil and gas, transportation, communications, food and agriculture, and water – is a key focus for the Department... Read More

NPS’ SEED Center Hosts International Data Farming Workshop
Naval Postgraduate School’s Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming hosted the International Data Farming Workshop 22 (IDFW) at the Monterey Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ma... Read More

Military Robotics Revolution Expert Gives SGL as Supercomputer Beats Its Human Creators
Just one day before “Watson,” the IBM Supercomputer, made history by defeating its human creators, one of the nation’s top robotics experts held NPS students and faculty spell bound with his fast-pace... 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 Alumnus Marshall Carter Brings Ethics and Leadership to Guiding the New York Stock Exchange
From the Purple Heart to the New York Stock Exchange, NPS alumnus Marshall Carter has had quite a career. He has worked for some of the most powerful companies in banking, and now serves as Chairman o... 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 Professor Wins Prestigious Engineer of the Year Award
NPS Professor Bret Michael was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Reliability Society’s 2010 Engineer of the Year Award at their annual awards banquet on January 22 i... 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

OR Professor Named Recipient of 2010 Menneken Award
Royset was recognized for both the quality and quantity of his research, the impact his results have had on the Departments of the Navy and Defense, and his exemplary collaboration with NPS students i... Read More

NPS OR Team Optimizes Defense Against Narco Semi-Subs
A Naval Postgraduate School faculty-student team has developed a mathematical model that determines the best combination and deployment of search platforms to detect and classify self-propelled semi-s... Read More

Exploring Robotics and Autonomous Capabilities with Dr. George Bekey
A captivated audience of NPS students, faculty and staff attended a lecture on Autonomous Systems, presented by George Bekey, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern Calif... Read More

NPS, AFIT Launch First Distance Learning Master’s in Cost Estimation
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in a joint effort with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), recently launched what is to be the first jointly developed, jointly instructed, part-time, Di... Read More

NPS Professors Awarded J. Steinhardt Prize by INFORMS Military Applications Society
Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were selected as this year’s recipients of the J. Steinhardt prize by the Military Applications Society (MAS) of the Institute for Operations Research and t... Read More

Maintaining the Edge - NPS, Information Dominance, and the New World
Clouds of smoke billowed from the beaches of Veracruz as hundreds of men faced the uncertainty of their fate. Outnumbered 300 to one and facing a long, difficult battle with the Aztecs, Spanish explor... 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

NIST Computer Scientist and Researcher Dr. Ron Ross Discusses Cybersecurity During Latest SGL
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) senior computer scientist and information security researcher Dr. Ron Ross presented a lecture to students, staff and faculty on the new challenge... Read More

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Addresses NPS Community
One year after his induction into the NPS Hall of Fame, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), spoke to NPS students, staff and faculty on August 10 as part of the Secretar... Read More

Rapid Pro VIRT Aims to Deliver Valued Information to Marines
In an age of information overload, students and faculty at NPS are working on eliminating the excess and providing only the most valuable information to Marines in the field. A project known as Valued... 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 Team Boosts Basic Combat Trainee Performance by Sleeping “Smart”
The Army calls on its Soldiers to “be all you can be.” In a major step to bring this slogan to life, a Naval Postgraduate School team has found that shifting the sleep schedule of new recruits to bet... Read More

Mids Get the Trophy, but NPS Wins Cyber Defense Exercise
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) took top honors in the 10th annual National Security Agency (NSA) sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) conducted April 20-23. Although NPS was ineligible to recei... Read More

OR Dept. Holds High-Level Workshop for Chilean Navy
At the request of Chief of Naval Research Admiral Nevin P. Carr, the Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research (OR) Department conducted the first OR Workshop for the Chilean Navy, in Valparaiso. ... Read More

NPS Stands Up New C4I Chair
Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Rachel Goshorn officially became the Naval Postgraduate School’s first Command, Control Communications, Computers... Read More

NPS “Cloud Computing” Lab Up and Running
When you think about clouds, you normally think of billowy white formations in the atmosphere, but the Naval Postgraduate School has opened a new “Cloud” center that’s all about computing, not meteoro... Read More

Special Ops Head, Alumnus Addresses Defense Analysis Students
Since the Special Operations curriculum of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department is sponsored by the U.S. Special Operations Command, a visit and special lecture by USSOCOM Comma... Read More

Faculty Across Campus Share Expertise During Cybersecurity Awareness Month
As part of its ongoing Centennial Year celebrations, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Technology and Communications Services (ITACS) hosted a rich spectrum of educational events throughout ... Read More

Afghan Theatre Conference Aims to Impact Strategies in the Field
”Are we faced with something unique in Afghanistan, something that challenges our entire strategic paradigm?” That question, posed by NPS Defense Analysis Professor John Arquilla, challenges fundamen... Read More

NPS Provides Local College Students Valuable Research Experience
Ever since he was a child, 23-year-old Rodrigo Sanchez knew he wanted to be an engineer. But as a first-generation college student with limited financial support, Sanchez didn’t know how he was going... Read More

NPS Showcased in Our Nation’s Capital
Students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) showcased their unique research projects at a two-day event held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10. Coinciding with the school’s fall Board... Read More

Professor Honored for His Role in Creating the Modern Internet
It all started as an effort to provide affordable network resources to research universities. Four professors from different universities, including NPS computer science department Chair Peter Denning... Read More

NPS Launches Online Human Systems Integration Program
The four courses in the one-year, all-online interdisciplinary program are designed to educate and train Human Systems Integration practitioners in the state-of-the-art policies and processes needed t... Read More

Mullen Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was inducted to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during an all-hands ceremony August 11. Mullen, an NPS graduate who received ... Read More

NPS Student Honored at White House Celebration
What seemed like a typical Fourth of July celebration – a barbecue with friends and family, entertainment and fireworks – was in fact a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Naval Postgraduate School (NP... Read More

Workshop Explores Bond Between Economic Recovery and International Stability
At the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS), educational programs explore methods for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods in post-conflict enviro... Read More

NPS Receives Prestigious National Information Assurance Dual Designation
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have announced the designation of the Naval Postgraduate School as an Information Assurance (IA) Center for Academic Excell... Read More

Eagle Passes OR Chair Baton to Dell
Capping more than eight years as Chairman of the Naval Postgraduate School Department of Operations Research (OR), Prof. Jim Eagle has passed the leadership baton to Prof. Rob Dell. Dell’s appointmen... 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

NPS Leads Complex Operations Case Series Development
The Naval Postgraduate School held a complex operations case study writing workshop at the Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Peninsula recently in support of the Consortium for Complex Operat... Read More

Cebrowski Institute Explores Ways to Re-Energize Computing Field
To radically change the way younger generations are looking at the computer science field, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Cebrowski Institute for Innovation and Information Superiority recently i... Read More

'84 Classmates Receive Distinguished Alumnus Awards in Dual Ceremony
Two graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School December 1984 class were honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards in a dual ceremony in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom, Dec. 19. NPS President Daniel Olive... Read More

Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony Honors Top NPS Students, Faculty
A total of 51 students, faculty, and staff members of the Naval Postgraduate School were honored during the Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony in the King Hall Auditorium here Dec. 9, 2008. Capt. Kathry... Read More

Military Faculty Member Gains New Insight From Tour With Gen. Petraeus
Lt. Col. Lee Ewing, an assistant professor from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Operations Research (OR) Department, recently returned from a pivotal nine-month deployment working for Gen. David P... Read More

ONR Director Rallies Students to "Sustain the Edge"
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Executive Director Dr. Walter Jones rallied students with his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture "Sustaining the Edge: Serving the Next Generation Warfighter Now," at t... Read More