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As a specialized laboratory for the U.S. Navy, we are driven to discover. Our research takes us from the depths of the ocean to the edges of the galaxy, producing powerful results that benefit both military and civilians alike. Learn More »
With a mission of ensuring the safety of our armed forces, we've made advancements that impact all humankind. Our work in storm prediction, hazardous chemical detection, and protection against oil spills, for example, is creating a safer world. Learn More »
In an era of constant, often dramatic change, our research in emerging areas like virtual reality, superconductivity, automated systems, and nanotechnology gives the U.S. Navy the strategic and tactical edge needed for success in today's environment. Learn More »
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory provides the advanced scientific capabilities required to bolster our country’s position of global naval leadership. Here, in an environment where the nation’s best scientists and engineers are inspired to pursue their passion, everyone is focused on research that yields immediate and long-range applications in the defense of the United States.
Dr. John D. McLean, superintendent, Information Technology Division for the Systems Directorate at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory retired after 39 years, March 1, 2019. He served as a scientist, supervisory scientist, senior scientist, and senior administrator at NRL.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory selects Jay L. Cooper as Associate Director of Research for Business Operations, responsible for providing executive management, policy development, and program administration necessary to support the activities of the scientific directorates.
The Technology Transfer Office at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory forged a strategic partnership with 1776, the nation’s largest network of entrepreneurial incubators, to foster innovative-intellectual exchange and gainful collaborative agreements.