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Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 17 | April 18-20, 2017


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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will host the Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 17 April 18-20, 2017 aboard the Monterey campus. This activity is an essential element in the success of the NPS Naval Research Program, as envisioned by the Secretary of the Navy. It serves as a forum for Navy and Marine organizations to communicate, review, validate, and recommend topics for NPS research in FY18. SECNAVINST 1524.2C dtd 21 OCT 2014 identifies that, “an active academic research program is vital to the quality of education provided to students, the attraction and retention of exceptional faculty members, and the provision of real-time, directly relevant deliverables to government sponsors.”

Primarily in response to participant feedback, NRWG 17 will be following a different format than previous NRWGs. During the main event Topic Sponsor Representatives will be assigned a tradeshow booth in the NPS McNitt Ballroom (replaces: plenary session and revolving panels) where they will be able to discuss research opportunities, the benefit(s) to the Services, and expected deliverables from the research. NPS faculty and students are invited to meet with sponsors during the tradeshow to discuss topics and begin scoping research to form an Initial Research Estimate Form (IREF) for topics they wish to research.  A sponsor-only sync session will be held to brief representatives on NRWG events and to facilitate coordination and collaboration on research requirements of mutual interest prior to the main event. Also, new to the agenda is a selection of NPS Lab Tours that, in addition to the Research Poster Session and Social, are meant to provide sponsors a better understanding of the wide range of research capabilities at NPS.

This is an excellent annual opportunity for the Navy and Marine Corps to effectively leverage NPS faculty expertise and student operational experience as valuable research assets. All faculty and students are invited and encouraged to participate.

Topic Sponsor Representatives must register and coordinate Topic Portal research submissions with their Topic Sponsor Lead no later than 27 Mar 2017 in order to be included in the NRWG 17 program. (Note: New topics may still be entered until 28 APR 2017 for consideration in the FY18 funding cycle, but they will not appear in NRWG 17 print materials.)

Please review the NRWG 17 Agenda for detailed NRWG 17 event information.

Topic Sponsors, faculty, students and others interested in naval research with base access - Register Now!


  • Day One (Monday, 17 April 2017): Travel Day
  • Day Two (Tuesday, 18 April 2017):

0730-0830: Topic Sponsor Sync Session
0900-1200: NPS Lab Tours 
1200-1230: Lunch
1300-1430: NPS Lab Tours
1500-1600: Keynote Speech: LtGen Robert S. Walsh
1630-1930: Social and Faculty Research Poster Session

  • Day Three (Wednesday, 19 April 2017):

0800-1200: Research Tradeshow
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1700: Research Tradeshow

  • Day Four (Thursday, 20 April 2017):

0900-1200: NPS Lab Tours & IPRs 
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1500: Topic Sponsor Outbrief and Hotwash
1500-1700: No-host Social

  • Day Five (Friday, 21 April 2017): Travel Day

NRWG 17 Agenda



All NRWG event participants are requested to register. Please review and plan your NPS Lab Tour schedule prior to attempting registration. Topic Sponsors must register for NRWG 17 no later than 27 March 2017. All NPS faculty and students are highly encouraged to register.


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DRESS CODE:  Military: Seasonal Service Khakis, Service Charlies or equivalent. Civilian: Business Casual

CLIMATE: The Monterey Peninsula’s year-round climate has temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 20 degrees Celsius) during the daytime, and from 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler at night.

CONFERENCE EXCEPTION: This working group has been designated a Title 10 function and is therefore conference exempt. Further, it has been formally vetted and meets exemption 4b in Section IV of DOD Conference guidance DTD 06 Nov 2013 as an internal agency business matter. Mission Critical Travel: Although sponsor attendance is highly encouraged, mission criticality for NRWG attendance will be established by the individual traveler's command.

TRANSPORTATION: Attendees are responsible for their own transportation. Rental car is authorized. Government transportation between area airports and the NPS campus is not available. Please note that the only taxi service allowed on base at NPS is the Yellow Cab Company (Tel: +1 831-646-1234).

GATE ACCESS TO NPSPlease use the gate located at 10th Street and Sloat Avenue to expedite base access. This gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is accessible by anyone with a DOD Identification Card. If you do not have a DOD Identification Card and need gate access, please contact the Naval Research Program Office at NPS_NRP_POC@nps.eduIf you are driving a rental car, you must be prepared to show your driver’s license and your rental agreement. Passengers in your car should also be prepared to present identification if requested.

LODGING: Lodging for the Monterey Bay Area is in high demand. Registrants are encouraged to secure room reservations as soon as possible. Payment for rooms is the responsibility of the individual. Please check the per diem rate for lodging in Monterey County, California.

On-campus lodging:


Due to ongoing renovation of the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS), there is very limited on-campus billeting. A block of rooms in Herrmann Hall has been reserved for the NRWG. Please note that all room reservations at NPS will be arranged by the NRP. NGIS will not honor requests for lodging for the NRWG room block unless they come from the NRP. To access the room block, please notify LtCol Camardo at or +1 831-656-2794 of your intent. You will be issued a confirmation number which you will provide to NGIS when requesting lodging on campus. This confirmation number will guarantee your lodging as part of the NRWG room block. A credit card (VISA/MASTERCARD) is required to secure your room reservation. Payment is due upon checkout and is made directly at the Front Desk.


Navy Gateway Inns and Suites

1 University Circle. Monterey, CA 93943
Tel: +1 831-656-2060, ext. 1 | Fax: +1 831-656-7967

Off-campus lodging: 
Listed below are three hotels within the closest proximity to the Naval Postgraduate School:

The Navy Lodge - Monterey
1100 Farragut Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: +1 831-372-6133 or +1 800-NAVY-INN



Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
1 Old Golf Course Road. Monterey, CA, 93940
Tel: +1 831-372-1234 | Fax: +1 831-375-3960

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
1000 Aguajito Road. Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: +1 831-373-6141 | Fax: +1 831-655-8608


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There are over 30 Department of the Navy Topic Sponsor Organizations, representing over 250 topics at NRWG 17. A comprehensive list of all available research topics and specific Topic Sponsor contact information can be found on the Naval Research Program Topic Portal.  Attending Topic/Research Sponsor organization information will be updated as available.


Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Research, Development, & Acquisition (ASN RDA)

Commander, Naval Surface Force (CNSF)

Commander, U.S. Third Fleet (COMTHIRDFLT)

Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet (COMSEVENTHFLT)

N1-Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education

N2/N6 - Information Warfare

N4 - Material Readiness & Logistics

N8-Integration of Capabilities & Resources

N9 - Warfare Systems

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC)

Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton (NAMRU-D)

Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC)

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM)

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport

Naval War College Center for Naval Warfare Studies (NWCCNWS)

Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)

Navy Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

PEO Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I)

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)



HQMC Aviation (HQMC AVN)

HQMC Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)

HQMC Installations and Logistics (I&L)

HQMC Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA)

I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF)

II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF)

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD)

Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC)

Marine Corps College of Distance Education & Training (CDET)

Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)

Marine Corps Logistic Command (MCLC)

Marine Corps Logistics Operations Group (MCLOG)

Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM)

Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)

Marine Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER)

Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES)


Guest Organizations

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)

Army Space & Missile Defense Command (SMDC) / Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)

Coast Guard - Pacific Area (USCG PACAREA)

Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center (USCGMIFC)

Coast Guard Research & Development Center (USCGRDC)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)


Relevant information will be added and linked as available.


  • Laptop Computers: Participants may use laptop computers. Support for personal computers is not provided.
  • Wireless Internet Guest Access - Instructions
  • Video Teleconferencing (VTC): facilities are available for reservation. Please email to inquire.
  • Virtual HelpDeskTechnology Assistance Center (TAC):
    Ph: +1 831-656-1046 | Email: | Location: Ingersoll Hall, Room In-151. | Support Hours: 0800-1600.
  • SIPR access is available in the NPS Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) or Dudley Knox Library.
    The SCIF can accommodate storage of classified material up to and including top secret. Please email to inquire.

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All NRP program questions and inquiries may be directed to NRP Program Management,