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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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October 14, 2016
Dr. Crouse is recognized by the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) for contributions to the theory and promulgation of algorithms for multi-sensor multi-target tracking, estimation and data association.
Ms. Cherie Joyce
September 30, 2016
Executive Secretary to the Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Ms. Joyce receives the award for outstanding performance and execution of extraordinary duties in support of the Directorate and the NRL mission.
NRL Technical Information Services
September 9, 2016
The Technical Information Services (TIS) Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) receives the award in recognition of continued expert customer service and the production of professional, quality products and materials in support of the NRL mission.
Navy Structures
August 24, 2016
Primarily focused on monitoring the structural integrity of Navy assets, the technology may also have application on civilian aircraft, ships, and possibly bridges and buildings where continuous monitoring of critical components prone to fatigue and failure would prove beneficial.
Dr. Edward P. Gorzkowski III
August 19, 2016
Dr. Gorzkowsk receives the Young Professional Award for outstanding commitment, exceptional leadership, and sustained contributions, both in his service to the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and the ceramics research community.

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