DDM’s research programs support the U.S. Navy and DoD’s capability to manage defense organizations, systems, and processes more efficiently and effectively. Our defense-focused research programs/projects include a balance of both basic and applied research that combine the best of practitioner perspective with academic expertise. Sponsors in the Navy and Joint Forces can request research on challenges specific to current needs. 

Faculty research

DDM faculty are continually producing research applying the latest insights from the acquisition science to challenges and opportunities facing the Naval and joint forces. Some recent contributions are listed below.

Student research

Our warrior-scholars work closely with faculty advisors and operational sponsors to produce insights that not only provide needed data and analysis but also refine the intellectual leadership abilities of our students. 

Research program and partnerships

Research at the DDM is supported by and coordinated with several important research initiatives. Learn more about research programs and groups at the DDM.