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Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 19 | April 9-11, 2019

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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will host the Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 19, aboard the Monterey campus, April 9-11, 2019. 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 FY20. 

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.

During the main event Topic Sponsor Representatives will be assigned a trade show booth in the NPS McNitt Ballroom 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 and\or to schedule a Breakout Session to discuss topics and begin scoping research to form an Initial Research Estimate Form (IREF) for topics they wish to research. Revolving Panel Sessions will provide Topic Sponsors, faculty and students additional small group opportunities to present and discuss research opportunities. NPS faculty will host a selection of NPS Lab Tours and participate in a Faculty Research Poster Session and Social to provide sponsors a better understanding of the wide range of research capabilities at NPS. 

Topic Sponsor Representatives must register and coordinate Topic Portal research submissions with their Topic Sponsor Lead no later than 22 March 2019.


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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. Payment for rooms is the responsibility of the individual. Please check the per diem rate for lodging in Monterey County, California. 

Registrants are encouraged to secure room reservations as soon as possible.

On-campus lodging:

Due to other events and ongoing renovation of the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS), there is very limited, if any, on-campus billeting.

A block of rooms in Herrmann Hall has NOT been reserved for NRWG19.

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
NRWG 18 Registration Website - Hyatt

*Resort and Parking fee waived

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
1000 Aguajito Road. Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: +1 831-373-6141 | Fax: +1 831-655-8608
NRWG 18 Registration Website - Hilton


  • Day One (Monday, 8 April 2019): Travel Day
  • Day Two (Tuesday, 9 April 2019):
0730-0830: Topic Sponsor Sync Session
0900-1430: NPS Lab ToursBreakout Sessions, Moderated Revolving Panels and IPRs
1500-1600: Keynote: Paul E. Sullivan, VADM, USN (Ret.)
1630-1930: Social & Research Poster Session
  • Day Three (Wednesday, 10 April 2019):
0800-1700: TradeshowModerated and Unmoderated Revolving Panels
  • Day Four (Thursday, 11 April 2019):
0900-1225: NPS Lab ToursBreakout Sessions and IPRs
1300-1500: Topic Sponsor Outbrief and Hotwash
1500-1700: No-host Social
  • Day Five (Friday, 12 April 2019): Travel Day

*The typical NPS lunch hour (1150-1250) is one of the important blocks of time when students and faculty are more generally available to participate. Please schedule your Lunch and breaks accordingly.

NRWG 19 Agenda

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All NRWG 19 event participants are requested to register. Registration does not close but to ensure the best capacity and logistics planning, Topic Sponsors are requested to register for NRWG 19 no later than 18 March 2019. All NPS faculty and students are highly encouraged to register.

This year we will be using the Whova event management tool, to manage registration, session participation, participant feedback and most importantly to increase collaboration opportunities.

IMPORTANT - Participant registration for NRWG 19 is available via the web, but in order to sign-up for individual event sessions and to most effectively collaborate with other attendees, you must download the Whova event app to the mobile device of your choice. Please use your official work email address. Please register for NRWG 19 and download the Whova event app ASAP.

You may return to the Whova app later to select the sessions you would like to attend but we highly suggest signing-up for sessions as soon as possible, as some sessions have very limited seating.

If you prefer not to use the mobile app or you have any difficulty in accessing and/or using the app please contact us at

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Note: with regard to Whova tools we will have Exhibitors only.

Attending Topic/Research Sponsor organization information will be updated as available.

Who will be attending the conference? You can browse the attendee list in our official event app.




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.

  • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF): The SCIF can accommodate storage of classified material up to and including top secret. Please email to inquire. 

  • Secure Technology Battle Lab (STBL): The STBL can accommodate storage of classified material up to and including secret. Please email to inquire.

  • Passing Security Clearances - Incoming Security Clearances for visitors coming to NPS: Incoming clearances should be submitted using the visits notification section in JPAS (Joint Personnel Adjudication System). SCI clearances should be submitted under SMO code 622713 and collateral clearances under SMO code 622715.

    • If the incoming visitor's security office does not have access to JPAS, then: SCI clearances should be sent by the SSO via message to SSO NAVPGSCOL or faxed to (831) 656-3437 or DSN 756-3437. If your organization does not use JPAS, please contact the Security Manager’s Office at (831) 656-2450 for other options.