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Faculty and researchers from the NPS Department of Operations Research, from left, Dr. Paul Sanchez, Dr. Susan M. Sanchez, Mary McDonald and Stephen Upton, have been presented with the 2014 NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Scientific Achievement Award for their contributions to NATO through data farming.
SEED Center Research Team Earns NATO Scientific Achievement Award

A team of faculty and researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming has been honored with a 2014 NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) Scientific Achievement Award for their contributions to the international organization through data farming research.

NPS student U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Caroline Scudder is pictured looking into a radar scope at the Naval Postgraduate School. Scudder is working on establishing communications links between Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that may one day be used to impede the ability of enemy air defense weapons systems to target U.S. aircraft.
NPS Student, Faculty Explore “Maneuvering” in the EM Domain

Student and faculty researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have embarked upon a novel effort to explore “maneuver” tactics in the electromagnetic (EM) domain. Their work was recently featured in the Journal of Electronic Defense and continues to garner attention from top Department of Defense leaders.

NPS students Lt. Eric Kinzbrunner, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Argenziano, middle, are pictured in the Space Systems Lab in Bullard Hall with thesis advisor, Research Assistant Professor Mark Karpenko, right. The team’s research may lead to extending the operational utility of NASA’s planet-searching telescope, the Kepler Spacecraft.
Engineering Students, Faculty Find Solutions in Satellite Sustainability

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students Lt. Eric Kinzbrunner and Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Argenziano are in the midst of their research theses in the university’s Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. And with the assistance of their advisor, Research Assistant Professor Mark Karpenko, the two space systems students may just have an immediate impact on NASA’s deep space observation satellite, the Kepler Spacecraft.

University of Bundeswehr students, German Navy 2nd Lt. David Ohst
International Team Solves TubeSat Enigma

A pair of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) international exchange students from the University of Bundeswehr say they are the first to have ever successfully built an operational InterOrbital Systems Tube Satellite (TubeSat).

Members of Team Gridley, one of several teams participating in the annual Warfare Innovation Workshop, discuss strategy during a brainstorming session in Ingersoll Hall, Sept. 23.
Workshop Spurs Maritime Warfare Innovation

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently hosted its annual Warfare Innovation Workshop (WIW) in NPS’ Ingersoll Hall, Sept. 22-25. The workshop brought together students as well as members of industry, Navy laboratories, system commands and academia to explore innovative concepts in future warfare scenarios.

NPS Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Claudia C. Luhrs
Major Breakthrough in Carbon Material Could Have Broad DOD Applications

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Claudia C. Luhrs, with collaborator Department of Physics Research Professor Jonathan Phillips and a team of student researchers, recently published the results of an ambitious research initiative designed to create carbon nano-fiber foams (CFF) – materials with the potential for multiple military and civilian applications.

Doctoral students Lt. Cmdr. Corey Cherrett,
NPS Meteorology Examines Environmental Effects on Electromagnetic Waves

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Meteorology Professor Qing Wang welcomed a multidisciplinary group of scientists to NPS’ Root Hall to kick off a multiyear, multidisciplinary study to explore one of the Navy’s hottest research areas, environmental effects on electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation.

NPS students and researchers involved in current MMOWGLI games gather to review the latest ideas generated through game play.
NPS Researchers Challenge Citizen Scientists to "Change the Game”

Despite its lengthy title and awkward acronym, the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet, or MMOWGLI, has garnered increased attention in recent day as policy makers have leveraged its ability to encourage discussion and crowdsource solutions to complex problems. MMOWGLI games are currently exploring issues as diverse as naval energy policy, combating piracy, and even copyright infringement.  

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Tim Fay
Military Leaders Converge on NPS to Explore Defense Budgeting

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently welcomed an international cohort of defense leaders to its Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) for the 45th iteration of its flagship program, the Senior International Defense Management Course (SIDMC).

NPS Department of Defense Analysis Professor Nancy Roberts
Defense Analysis Professor Champions Design Thinking’s Problem-Solving Potential

At a recent commencement address, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Professor and Chair Dr. John Arquilla discussed the “big, game-changing ideas” percolating at NPS, and one of them is happening right in his own department.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity Capt. Wayne Porter and Former Salinas Mayor Dennis Donahue are pictured in one of the many fields that support Salinas’ billion-dollar agriculture industry. Porter worked with Donahue and other local leaders to develop a long-term model aimed at the creation of a precision agriculture industrial cluster in the Salinas Valley.
Navy Strategist Applies Expertise to Development of Stronger Communities

U.S. Navy Capt. Wayne Porter twice served as Adm. Mike Mullen’s “deep thinker” in strategic systems. Until recently, he served as the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity, where in addition to his professional duties, he worked across the region with local mayors, academics and industry leaders to develop a series of computer models designed to support the development of a high-tech, agriculture focused, industrial cluster in the nearby Salinas Valley.

Marine Corps Capt. Robert Schulz, left, and Navy Lt. Adam Sinsel aboard the Polish Vessel Copernicus. Sinsel and Schulz were part of a team of NPS students and researchers joining NPS Dept. of Information Sciences Professor Alex Bordetsky to Gdansk, Poland to conduct an international Weapons of Mass Destruction Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance experiment.
Student Research Supports International WMD Interdiction Efforts

An eclectic group of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students has been working with International Fulbright Scholar, NPS Department of Information Sciences Professor Alex Bordetsky, on a series of initiatives tied to university-led research into the use of mobile ad hoc networks used in the sensing, identification and interdiction of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) during Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO).<

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) Intelligence and Democracy Program Manager Cristiana Matei is pictured in front of an Albanian flag, May 27. Matei worked with the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana to develop an intelligence and democracy workshop designed to support Albania in its ongoing transition toward democracy.
NPS Workshop Fosters Albanian Intel Transparency

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty from the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) recently led a four-day Intelligence and Democracy Workshop in Tirana, Albania attended by the Albanian Minister of Defense, the Chief of the Albanian Armed Forces, the U.S. Ambassador to Albania and both members of the Albanian Parliament and the heads of Albania’s Intelligence Services, April 28 – May 2.

The latest Master of Cost Estimating and Analysis graduating cohort is honored during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon in April of this year. NPS’ one-of-a-kind degree program, focused on the development of competent, skilled DOD cost estimators, is delivered completely over distance learning technologies.
One-of-a-Kind Distance Learning Program Develops DOD’s Cost Estimators

NPS’ one-of-a-kind Master of Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA) degree program, focused on the development of competent, skilled DOD cost estimators, is delivered completely over distance learning technologies.

NPS Department of Oceanography doctoral student Cmdr. Shawn Gallaher, Research Professor Tim Stanton, and Oceanographer Jim Stockel, from left, are working with the Office of Naval Research and several international partners to help the Navy understand how changing conditions in the Arctic impacts existing regional models.
NPS Faculty, Student Team Helps Navy Rethink Arctic Process Models

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Oceanography Research Professor Tim Stanton is once again studying the affects of environmental change in the world’s polar regions, but this time he and his colleagues are turning their scientific gaze northward to the Arctic, where NPS-developed instruments and student researchers are examining the effects of climate change on rapidly-changing sea ice.

After receiving their Master of Science degree diplomas from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), eleven graduates from Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) gather with faculty from the school and Navy leaders for a ceremony Apr. 23 in the North Engineering Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. At left is Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Commander Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, who gave the keynote address. In the rear are NPS faculty members Ron Carlson, Rama Gheris, Paul Montgomery, Dave Olwell,
NAVAIR Employees Earn Master’s Degrees from Naval Postgraduate School

A group of 32 students from across Naval Air System Command's nine geographically separated sites graduate from two-year Naval Postgraduate School programs in systems engineering (MSSE), engineering systems (MSES) and systems analysis (MSA).

Throughout the U.S. Southern Command’s organization, a network of partnerships with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. on several high-visibility initiatives continues to have a direct impact on combatant command operations.
NPS Special Report: Supporting the COCOMs – U.S. Southern Command

Throughout the U.S. Southern Command’s organization, a network of partnerships with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. on several high-visibility initiatives continues to have a direct impact on combatant command operations.

Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe smiles as she assumes command of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet (FCC/C10F) during a ceremony conducted at fleet headquarters. Tighe relieved Adm. Michael S. Roger who takes the reigns as commander, U.S. Cyber Command and director, National Security Agency/chief, Central Security Service. With this appointment, Tighe becomes the third commander of FCC/C10F and the first female commander of a numbered fleet in U.S. Navy history.
Former NPS President Takes Helm at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

Former Naval Postgraduate School President Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe took the helm of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet during a change of command ceremony April 2 at the Frank B. Rowlett Building located at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

NPS students and faculty deploy to the Central Philippines to provide relief following Tyhpoon Haiyan, but it’s on campus where the bulk of university efforts to improve HADR operations happens every day.
Operation HA/DR – NPS Efforts to Improve Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations

NPS students and faculty deploy to the Central Philippines to provide relief following Tyhpoon Haiyan, but it’s on campus where the bulk of university efforts to improve HADR operations happens every day.

Associate Professor and NPS Studies Program Director retired Army Col. Andy Hernandez speaks with students during a session of the inaugural Research Requirements Fair. Hernandez is working to partner NPS students with sponsors throughout the fleet to solve, short-term research and analysis problems with direct impact on current Navy operations.
Requirements Fair Seeks to Expand the Reach of NPS Studies Program

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff recently came together to participate in a first-of-its-kind, research requirement fair at venues scattered across the NPS campus in Monterey. Students and faculty met with Navy and Marine Corps representatives from across the fleet who shared their respective research requirements in an effort to match Navy and Marine Corps research needs with NPS student researchers.

NPS Associate Professor Alex Bordetsky, pictured in the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX) lab, was selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar award, March 10. Bordetsky will use his Fulbright award to make in-roads into an exciting area of study that relies upon collaboration and networked labs to solve complex, satellite-based, information architecture and network challenges.
Information Sciences Professor Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Award

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Associate Professor Alexander Bordetsky was selected to receive a prestigious J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar award, March 10.

NPS Research Assistant Lyla Englehorn leads members of an Algerian and Tunisian delegation in a discussion of international law during a 3-week International Border Security workshop, held in Ingersoll Hall, Jan. 28. The workshop was tailored to give a coalition of military officers, law enforcement professionals, and civilian leaders a foundational knowledge of international maritime and land-based border security.
NPS Helps Northern Africa Improve Border Security Through Series of Workshops

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Defense Analysis has spent the first quarter of 2014 assisting Northern African nations improve the security of their land and sea borders through a series of workshops.

Latest CEE Workshop Challenges Navy Leaders to Innovate at All Levels
Latest CEE Workshop Challenges Navy Leaders to Innovate at All Levels

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Executive Education (CEE) recently welcomed senior Department of Defense leaders to NPS to participate in a five-day Leading Innovation: Energy Application Focus (LIEAF) seminar designed to encourage innovation with a special emphasis lent to innovation in the areas of energy and conservation.

Dr. Neal Thornberry, program manager and Faculty Director of the Leading Innovation course in NPS’ Center for Executive Education poses with his most recent publication “Innovation Judo: Disarming Roadblocks and Blockheads on the Path to Creativity.” Thornberry has worked at NPS for several years, training high-ranking military officials with innovative strategies to problem solving.
NPS Executive Education Professor Publishes Book on Innovation

Dr. Neal Thornberry is the program manager and Faculty Director of the Leading Innovation course in NPS’ Center for Executive Education. In a sea of uncertainty and perhaps cynicism, Thornberry trains top military officials how to think and approach problem solving  from an innovative perspective.

Dr. Roger McGinnis, a master of doctoral graduate of NPS, has just been named director of Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS).  In his new position, McGinnis will work closely Navy, DOD and other partners on the development of innovative power systems.
NPS Alumnus Tapped to Lead Advanced Power Systems Center at FSU

Retired Navy captain and NPS alumnus Dr. Roger McGinnis, Sr., has recently been appointed director of Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). McGinnis has led an impressive career, both on active duty and beyond, culminating in his selection.

NPS Certificate Program Preps Officers for Assignment in the Pacific Rim
NPS Certificate Program Preps Officers for Assignment in the Pacific Rim

In response to a call to action from the Navy’s Office of Foreign Language, Regional Expertise and Culture, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is currently funneling a select group of officers through a rigorous graduate certificate program in Asia-focused studies.

Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Associate Professor Dr. Aruna Apte leads an early session of this quarter’s Business Modeling and Analysis course, Jan. 14. During the class, Apte uses a popular children’s building toy to demonstrate concepts in linear programming and optimization, providing a foundation for NPS student-led research efforts to advance Navy HADR mission capabilities.
Students, Faculty Look for Efficiencies in Humanitarian Aid, Disaster Relief Operations

With the increased importance given to disaster relief operations, Navy leaders are turning to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to solve some of its most complex HADR problems.

Naval Postgraduate School personnel, from left to right, IT1 Lance Bloodworth, Lt. Endia Mendez, and YN3 Breana Ruiz are just a few of the countless NPS students, staff and faculty that help build a culture of volunteerism outside campus through their tireless efforts in the local community.
NPS Students, Staff and Faculty Build Culture of Volunteerism Off Campus

At the Naval Postgraduate School, officer students, staff Sailors, and their colleagues from across the services and the classroom, place a priority on making a difference in the local region.

NPS Department of Physics Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph P. Hooper demonstrates the three-inch, single-stage light gas gun used to study the failure properties of reactive materials in his Spanagel Hall laboratory, Jan. 6. Hooper was honored with the 2013 Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Faculty Award late last quarter, recognizing outstanding effort and achievement in research with identifiable impact on the Navy/DOD technology.
Physics Professor Joe Hooper Honored With Menneken Research Award

Like any component of the Navy, the Naval Postgraduate School is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of the installation and the legacy of those who have contributed to the betterment of the institution and armed forces.

NPS’ rich history is evident in a great deal of its infrastructure and design.  Menneken Circle, for example, tells an intriguing story of a man whose affinity for research led to the creation of an award to be passed down for generations.

Members of an elite Indonesian counterterrorism group repel down the front of a building during a multinational counterterrorism exercise in Sentul, Indonesia. NPS’ Center for Civil-Military Relations played a lead role in designing the exercise, helping develop regional capacity through a multinational approach to combating terrorism.
University’s Center for Civil-Military Relations Supports Multinational Counterterrorism Exercise

Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) recently completed a three-year effort to lead an unprecedented 18-nation counterterrorism exercise conducted under the auspices of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states at the Indonesian Peace and Security Center located in Sentul, Indonesia.

Army Capt. Joseph Billingsley, left, and NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route, right, prepare to present honorary medals to a select group of initial members in the Monterey chapter of Billingsley’s Military Cyber Professionals Association during a club social, Nov. 22. The cyber association, created by Billingsley during his time at NPS in the cyber systems and operations program, has garnered attention from senior Pentagon cyber officials.
NPS Student’s National Cyber Professionals Association Garners High-Level Attention

In the critical field of cyber operations, the work of an Army officer with little background in computer science has garnered considerable attention from several of the nation’s most respected cyberwarriors.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Jerry Wyrick, pictured among the stacks in NPS’ Dudley Knox Library, is one of several students taking advantage of Naval Studies Program funding to perform detailed analyses on behalf of Navy leaders. Wyrick is developing a training program to provide a focused, cyber operations training in a fraction of the normal training time.
Naval Studies Program Pits NPS Student Expertise Against Navy’s Challenges

The Office of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) has turned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and its core of operationally-experienced students and expert faculty to directly address some of the most challenging questions facing the sea services today under the umbrella of the Naval Studies program.

Naval Postgraduate School student Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Householder shows off a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) in NPS’ Materials Research Lab, Nov. 20. Householder is working with the Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) on his NPS research in using MEMS to harvest “waste energy” from military equipment.
NPS, Marine Corps Partner on Energy and Conservation Research

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) have partnered under an initiative to conduct student-led research that will address some of the Marine Corps’ most pressing energy challenges.

NPS Assistant Professor of Philosophy Bradley “BJ” Strawser and Professor of Computer Science Neil C. Rowe are pictured outside the Naval Postgraduate School’s Herrmann Hall. The National Science Foundation recently awarded Strawser and Rowe a three-year, $500,000 grant to explore the ethics of cyberwarfare.
NPS Professors Awarded Prestigious Grant to Explore Ethics of Cyberwarfare

The National Science Foundation has awarded NPS Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Professor Dr. Bradley “BJ” Strawser and Department of Computer Science Professor Dr. Neil C. Rowe with a three-year, $500,000 grant to explore the ethics of cyberwarfare.

Naval Postgraduate School Research Associate Professor Kevin Jones is pictured with his tethered hex-rotor. Working with his research partners from the National Security Agency and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Jones is developing a hex-rotor that overcomes the power problem associated with rotary aircraft by offering a tethered alternative.
Researchers Fill Operational Needs With Innovation in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Research Associate Professor Kevin Jones, along with Professor Isaac Kaminer and Research Associate Professor Vladimir Dobrokhodov, are pushing the limits of what is possible in the realm of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engineering and development.

NPS electrical and computer engineering student Lt. Ashley McAbee is pictured in this graphical representation of the integration of disparate intelligence sources. McAbee’s research through the Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS) utilizes a database of Automatic Identification System (AIS) reports to extract historical maritime transit patterns. CMIS, the university’s newest research center, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the integration of intelligence data from disparate sources and associated sy
New NPS Research Center Seeks to Revolutionize Intelligence Analysis

A promising new research center at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has been created to encourage research into the emerging field of intelligence integration, often referred to as multi-INT or multiple intelligence.

Naval Postgraduate School Department of Defense Analysis Professor Michael Freeman is pictured in his office accessing the GlobalECCO portal. The site, found at www.globalecco.org, provides access to a wealth of scholarly materials, strategic games and more to the global Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program alumni community.
NPS Establishes Central Portal for Combating Terrorism Information Exchange

A team of faculty and researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School Department of Defense Analysis along with the MOVES (Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation) Institute created the GlobalECCO or Global Education and Collaboration Community Online portal which provides access to a wealth of scholarly materials, strategic games and more to the global Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program alumni community.

Attendees and presenters participating in the Naval Postgraduate School’s latest Energy Executive Education program gather for a group photo on the university campus, Sept. 25. The weeklong seminar provides a diverse group of Navy and Marine Corps leaders with an extensive educational program in how to ignite cultural change in energy utilization across the services.
Energy Executive Education Helps Navy Leaders Implement Cultural Change

A unique and diverse mix of Navy officers, senior enlisted and DOD civilians converged upon the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Sept. 23-27, to take part in an intensive weeklong executive education course that seeks to change the Navy’s culture of energy consumption.

The drill camp at the Pine Island Ice Shelf. The galley is on the left, hot water drill equipment in the center left, surface infrastructure tower mid right, and the seismic sled on the right.
Remote Antarctic Research Details Ice Melt Below Massive Glacier

An international team of scientists and glaciologists, including NPS' Department of Oceanography Research Professor Tim Stanton, are reaping the data-rich rewards of an exhaustive expedition to the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf’s (WAIS) Pine Island Glacier, where landmark measurements of ocean/ice interactions are beginning to clarify what experts have long called “the biggest source of uncertainty in global sea level projections.”

Hugh G. Nott Prize winners, retired Navy Capts. and Professors of Practice, Wayne P. Hughes, left, and Jeffrey Kline, right, hold their winning submissions to the Naval War College Review in front of Glasgow Hall, Sept. 5. Hughes and Kline were honored for papers published in the Review’s Summer and Autumn editions, respectively.
Naval War College Review Honors NPS Faculty with Best Paper Awards

Retired Navy Capts. and NPS operations research Professors of Practice, Wayne P. Hughes and Jeffrey Kline, took first and second place in the prestigious Hugh G. Nott Prize competition for their contributions to the Naval War College Review this past year.

Recent student analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School into lighting life cycle costs detailed up to $6 million in savings over three years for the Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort, pictured during Operation Unified Response near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck January 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by MCCS J. L. Chirrick)
NPS Student Analysis Reveals Multi-Million Dollar Savings for USNS Comfort

A recent analysis of lighting lifecycle costs aboard the USNS Comfort, conducted by students at the Naval Postgraduate School, revealed a lighting solution that could save taxpayers up to $6 million in as few as three years.

After several years of advanced research, NPS Department of Applied Mathematics Professor Dr. Frank Giraldo, right, and his Nonhydrostatic Unified Model of the Atmosphere or NUMA is inching closer and closer to possible multi-agency adoption. Over the past several months, Giraldo and Assistant Professor Lucas Wicox, left, have been reworking NUMA to capitalize on advancements in graphic processing unit technologies, resulting in National Oceanographic Partnership Program sponsorship.
Faculty-Developed Weather Prediction Model One Step Closer to Multi-Agency Adoption

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor of Applied Mathematics Dr. Frank Giraldo has been working for several years on a complex weather prediction tool, the Nonhydrostatic Unified Model of the Atmosphere or NUMA, which he and his team members hope will be adopted as the nation’s preeminent multi-agency weather prediction model.

Participants in the 44th edition of the Senior International Defense Management Course, held at NPS June 24 - July 19, gather for a group photo in Spruance Plaza on the university’s campus. The course provides a combination of expert lectures, classroom discussion and immersive case studies to provide attendees with the strategic planning expertise required for the modern security environment.
DRMI Course Empowers International Leaders With Defense Management Strategies

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) wrapped up its latest Senior International Defense Management Course (SIDMC) July 19, providing 35 high-ranking military and civilian leaders from 24 nations with an extensive educational experience in managing a department of defense.

NPS student U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Chris Linnel, left, and a project leader with NATO Maritime Security Operations, Ron Funk discuss Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) aboard a vessel in the San Francisco Bay, June 11. Linnel and Funk were participating in a globe-spanning experiment designed to detect and eliminate a simulated radiological device aboard a hostile vessel.
NPS Student’s Intel App Takes Center Stage in Global Interdiction Experiment

U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Chris Linnel, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), recently applied an NPS-developed application to a massive international nuclear interdiction experiment in the San Francisco Bay.   

Ryan Hale, a network engineer and Global Information Network Architecture (GINA ) expert with the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Information Technology and Communications Service (ITACS), Hale recently utilized GINA in a globe-spanning nuclear interdiction experiment, conducted by the NPS Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) Experimentation team in Europe and the San Francisco Bay.
Innovative Network Architecture Applied to Maritime Security Experimentation

The Global Information Network Architecture (GINA), an innovative network architecture championed by network specialists at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently utilized in a globe-spanning nuclear interdiction experiment conducted by the NPS Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) experimentation team in Europe and the San Francisco Bay.

Associate Professor Alex Bordetsky leads an international team of researchers in San Francisco Bay.
NPS Leads Global Team in Maritime Nuclear Detection Research

An international team of researchers, special forces operators, first responders and scientists led by NPS Department of Information Sciences Associate Professor Alex Bordetsky are conducting globe-spanning experiments designed to detect and destroy ship-borne nuclear threats.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe, far left, talks information warfare with a small group of students and faculty from the NPS Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science on the university campus.
Professional Dialogue With NPS President Helps Students Set Thesis Topics

Naval Postgraduate School Interim President Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe talks information warfare with a group of students and faculty from the NPS Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science on the university campus.

NPS Department of National Security Affairs faculty Drs. Maria Rasmussen, Jessica Piombo and Naazneen Barma, from left to right, have the distinct honor of leading two separate multi-year research programs funded through the DOD’s highly-competitive Minerva Initiative. The achievement marks the first time faculty from NPS will serve as principal investigators on projects funded through the prestigious program.
Minerva Initiative to Fund Two NPS Faculty-led Research Projects

Two NPS research projects received Minerva Initiative funding, the first time faculty from the university will serve as principal investigators on projects funded through the prestigious program.

NPS students prepare for graduation ceremonies.
University Honors Its Latest Class During Spring Graduation Ceremony

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed U.S. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service to keynote its 2013 Spring Graduation ceremony

Junior Midshipmen from left are: Aaron Fleming, Kyle Hawkins, Ethan Genco, and Victor Bowen.
Midshipmen Intern, Mentor with NPS Cyber Academic Group Faculty

A small cadre of midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are wrapping-up a weeks-long internship with Naval Postgraduate School Cyber Academic Group (CAG) faculty, June 18.

Dr. Douglas A. Hensler addresses regional media during a press conference announcing the beginning of his tenure as provost, June 5. Hensler will serve as the Naval Postgraduate School’s 14th chief academic officer following a lengthy career in both academia and industry.
Naval Postgraduate School Welcomes New Provost to Campus

Dr. Douglas A. Hensler, who began his tenure as 14th provost of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) this week, was introduced to regional media during a press conference, June 5.

Distinguished Professor Dorothy Denning has built a legendary resume in the information security arena, but has spent the last several years examining, and teaching, about the ethical challenges of cyber warfare.
Cyber Security Hall of Famer Dorothy Denning Discusses the Ethics of Cyber Warfare

Distinguished Professor Dorothy Denning has built a legendary resume in the information security arena, but has spent the last several years examining, and teaching, about the ethical challenges of cyber warfare.

A recent addition to the Air Force Chief of Staff’s official reading list, NPS Associate Professor Anna Simons’ book, “The Sovereignty Solution” – coauthored with two former students – explores a U.S. foreign policy based upon the extension of the classic American virtues of principled non-interference and self-governance.
Air Force Chief of Staff Selects Book Authored by NPS Professor, Students for Official Reading List

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis Professor Anna Simons’ co-authored book, “The Sovereignty Solution” was recently included on the Air Force Chief of Staff’s recommended reading list.

Dr. Bradley Strawser, an Assistant Professor with the NPS Department of Defense Analysis, is pictured with his new book, “Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military.” The book is a compilation of the works of 10 contributing experts in their respective fields that addresses the many dimensions of unmanned systems, and the role they play in military operations.
Defense Analysis Professor Explores Ethics of Unmanned Systems in New Book

Dr. Bradley Strawser, an Assistant Professor with the NPS Department of Defense Analysis, has written a new book, “Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military.” The book is a compilation of the works of 10 contributing experts in their respective fields that addresses the many dimensions of unmanned systems, and the role they play in military operations.

NPS Research Assistant Professor of Operations Research, Dr. Emily Craparo, took part in a 2003 NASA summer program as a doctoral student at MIT. Ten years after her team developed their Mars Geophysical Lander mission, they looked back on how closely their proposal resembles the upcoming 2016 NASA InSight mission to Mars.
NPS Ops Research Professor Reflects on Mars Mission-Planning Experience

NPS Research Assistant Professor of Operations Research, Dr. Emily Craparo, took part in a 2003 NASA summer program as a doctoral student at MIT. Ten years after her team developed their Mars Geophysical Lander mission, they looked back on how closely their proposal resembles the upcoming 2016 NASA InSight mission to Mars.

SPAWAR Center Pacific Scientists Dr. Ike Bendall, left, and Dr. John DeGrassie, were part of the collaboration between NPS and SPAWAR in the development of a project known as Laser Parameter Extraction, Data Comparison and Bistatic Detector Enabled Counter Measures for Directed Energy Weapons.
NPS, SPAWAR Collaboration Explores High-Energy Laser Weapon Defense

In response to the growing global interest in high-energy laser (HEL) weapons, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) have collaborated on the Laser Parameter Extraction, Data Comparison and Bistatic Detector Enabled Counter Measures for Directed Energy Weapons.

Distinguished Professor of Physics Dr. William Colson, center, along with Research Assistant Professor Keith Cohn, left, are using NPS’ long-time directed energy research program to examine potential power supply systems for ship-borne, solid-state lasers. Marine Corps Capt. Miguel Alvarez, right, is examining the laser’s potential application on helicopters.
NPS’ Long-Time Directed Energy Program Turns to Power Supply Systems

Physicists at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are collaborating with researchers at the University of Texas to develop the power supply that will help make ship-born laser weapons a reality on U.S. naval vessels.

NPS Department of Systems Engineering Chair Dr. Clifford Whitcomb is pictured in his office in Bullard Hall on campus. The university’s systems engineering department was recently ranked in the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
NPS Department of Systems Engineering Ranked 21st in the Nation

U.S. News and World Report recently released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools in the country, and the Naval Postgraduate School’s own Department of Systems Engineering ranked 21st on the list.

Members of the NPS Operations Research Department accept the INFORMS 2013 George D. Smith Prize, April 8. From left, NPS Military Faculty Cmdr. Walt DeGrange, UPS Global Vice President for Engineering Randy Stashick, NPS OR Chairman Dr. Rob Dell, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Resource Management Branch Head Cmdr. Cory Dixon, and INFORMS Chair of Practice and Smith Prize judge Russell P. Labe.
NPS OR Department Wins Prestigious INFORMS Award

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Operations Research (OR) was awarded the 2013 UPS George D. Smith Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in a nod to the first OR degree program in the United States.  

A global sampling of Naval Postgraduate School alumni stationed at NATO's International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan gather for a group photo. Pictured, from left to right, are Spanish Navy Lt. Cmdr. Pablo Alvarez; Turkish Army Capt. Fatih Cesur; U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey House; German Army Lt. Col. Jens Hartmann; U.S. Army Col. Bob Bradford; and, Turkish Army Maj. Hakan Kabalar.
NPS Grads Form International OR Community at NATO ISAF Afghanistan

A global sampling of Naval Postgraduate School alumni are stationed at NATO's International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“While CRUSER stands for Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research, in general terms, it’s an environment or forum for us foster collaboration in the areas of unmanned systems and robotics,” said Chung.
Robotics Takes Center Stage During Annual Campus Research Fair

Robots of every shape, size and purpose dotted the academic quad as the Naval Postgraduate School’s Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) once again hosted their annual Robots in the Roses Research Fair, Apr. 11.

Army Capt. Joseph Billingsley of Stamford Conn. meets with the Association of Old Crows President, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Wayne Shaw. The Old Crows is an international association electronic warfare profession. Billingsley met with Shaw at the NPS’ Center for Cyber Warfare (CCW).
Cyber Warriors Professional Association Another Sign of Evolving Battlefield

A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student, U.S. Army Capt. Joseph Billingsley of Stamford, Conn., is building the military’s first cyber warfare professionals association.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Allen Fuhs, a former chair of both the aeronautics and mechanical engineering departments, will soon become the first NPS faculty member to be name an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), one of the highest honors bestowed in the aerospace profession.
Former NPS Aeronautics Professor Named AIAA Honorary Fellow

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Allen Fuhs, a former chair of both the aeronautics and mechanical engineering departments, will soon become the first NPS faculty member to be name an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), one of the highest honors bestowed in the aerospace profession.

Brad Ellis, pictured far left, is part of the first cohort of 24 students earning a master’s degree in cost estimating and analysis through a new partnership between NPS and the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Navy, Air Force Partnership Graduates First Cohort in Cost Estimation and Analysis

On March 29, on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus in Monterey, Calif., the joint NPS, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) master’s degree in cost estimating and analysis (MCEA) will graduate its very first cohort of 24 students.

Retired Army Col. Jeff Appleget, far right, and several of his students hold a detailed map of Gotland Island off the Swedish coast. The island was the focal point of a detailed wargame and campaign analysis exercise examining operations tactics of the new Littoral Combat Ship.
Student, Faculty Team Explores Littoral Operations, Tactics

Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have spent several months on a series of exercises designed to test the combat and logistical capabilities of the Navy’s newest class of vessels, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students prepare to launch several Unicorn Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. UAVs like these are used by the CRUSER community to test unmanned vehicle applications, tactics and capabilities.
NPS Program Champions Collaboration, Innovation in Unmanned Systems

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) recently reached a program milestone – it signed up its 1,000th member.

Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, delivers keynote remarks during the Building Integrity (BI) 2013 conference. BI 2013 is collaborative effort between NATO and NPS, and is being held in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 25-28.
NPS, NATO Partner to Build Transparency, Efficiency in Defense Institutions

As the U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and its Defense Resources Management Institute, are playing a pivotal role in partnering with NATO on the Building Integrity (BI) program. The BI effort, established in 2007, seeks to empower developing nations across the world with the skills, knowledge and tools to build efficient, corruption-free defense institutions.

Jim Stockel, Tim Stanton and Bill Shaw (Naval Postgraduate school) arrive at the Pine Island Glacier drill camp by Twin Otter.
NPS Team Sees Success in Research on Pine Island Glacier

A return trip by to Antarctica by a team of Naval Postgraduate School researchers is yielding previously unseen data on one of the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf ‘s most rapidly melting glaciers.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor of Systems Engineering, Dr. Dave Olwell, left, Mr. John Thomas, President of INCOSE, center, and Dr. Art Pyster, Distinguished Research Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, right, stand for a photo with 2012 “Product of the Year” plaques.  Courtesy photo by Dr. Tim Ferris, University of South Australia
Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge Honored with Prestigious INCOSE Award

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor of Systems Engineering (SE), Dr. Dave Olwell, and his colleague, Stevens Institute of Technology Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Art Pyster, earned “Product of the Year” honors from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) during a ceremony held in Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 26-29.

NPS Department of National Security Affairs Assistant Professor Victoria Clement was recently granted unprecedented access to the Turkmen National Archives for her studies into the relationship between language, power and education in Central Asia.
NPS Professor Given Rare Access to Turkmen Archives

NPS Department of National Security Affairs Assistant Professor Victoria Clement was recently granted unprecedented access to the Turkmen National Archives for her studies into the relationship between language, power and education in Central Asia.

Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Maj. Gen. Inbum Chun, front right, speaks with NPS Assistant Professor Karen Guttieri, left, during a campus visit, Jan. 25. Chun traveled to NPS to learn more about the university’s unique civil affairs graduate education certificate programs.
NPS Civil Affairs Program Attracts International Attention

Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Maj. Gen. Inbum Chun, combined forces command deputy chief of staff, traveled to the Naval Postgraduate School in late January to look into recent developments in civil affairs education at the university’s Graduate School of Business and Public Policy.

NPS Research Associate Professor Richard Swent, pictured in the Free Electron Laser (FEL) lab, helped lead the FEL program to another when the team achieved the first successful acceleration of an electron beam in a superconducting spoke cavity.
Design Team Successfully Accelerates Beam in FEL Spoke Cavity

The Naval Postgraduate School’s long history in Free Electron Laser research reached another milestone late last year when the team achieved the first successful acceleration of an electron beam in a superconducting spoke cavity.

A team of Naval Postgraduate School faculty – from left to right Dr. Kalev Sepp, retired Navy Capt. Jeff Kline, retired Army Col. Jeffrey Appleget and retired Navy Capt. Wayne Hughes – have led the establishment of the university’s newest academic center, the Littoral Operations Center, to advancing the university’s education and research into the operational and strategic complexities of the near shore environment.
NPS Faculty, Researchers Stand Up New Littoral Operations Center

Faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are advancing the university’s education and research into the operational and strategic complexities of the near-shore environment with the establishment of the Littoral Operations Center (LOC).

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs Assistant Professor Sophal Ear is pictured with his latest book, “Aid Dependence in Cambodia,” challenging traditional international aid practices in Cambodia. Ear and his family escaped Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge through Vietnam and Paris before settling in the U.S.
NPS Faculty Authors Book on Aid Dependence and Democracy

Naval Postgraduate School Department of National Security Affairs Assistant Professor Sophal Ear's latest book, “Aid Dependence in Cambodia,” challenges traditional international aid practices in Cambodia.

Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia shakes hands with Cmdr. Sidney Hodgson during a breakfast meeting with Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students held on the university campus, Jan. 10. Garcia is taking part in a two-day visit to NPS to meet with university officials, faculty and students, as well as to participate in community outreach meetings designed to strengthen ties between the prestigious military graduate school and the regional community.
NPS, Navy Leaders Continue Community Outreach Efforts

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia returned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for his second round of meetings with local community business and education leaders, Jan. 9.

NPS Computer Science student Lt. Ryan Hilger has taken his interest in social science to the fleet, helping generate conversation around issues important to sailors – such as submarine repair procedures and time afforded for graduate education.
NPS Student Uses Social Science Background to Promote Change

Naval Postgraduate School Mechanical Engineering student Lt. Ryan Hilger's paper, “Spurring Innovation at the Deckplate Level in the Submarine Force,” earned him the Naval Submarine League's Fleet Literary Award for Best Article by an Active Duty Author.

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert L. Ord, a former Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), speaks during Fall Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium on campus, Dec. 14.
Retired Army General, Former NPS Dean Challenges Fall Graduates

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored some 298 students earning 330 advanced graduate degrees during NPS’ Fall Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, Dec. 14.

The two newest members of the prestigious Naval Postgraduate School Hall of Fame – former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, retired Navy Adm. Eric Olson, and former Chief Executive Officer of Science Applications International Corp., retired Marine Corps Col. Walt Havenstein – stand before the wall dedicated to Hall of Fame members in Herrmann Hall.
Naval Postgraduate School Inducts Iconic SEAL, Industry Mogul Into University Hall of Fame

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) welcomed its two newest inductees into the university’s prestigious Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony in Herrmann Hall, Nov. 30. Interim President Rear Adm. Jan Tighe presided over the event, enshrining retired Adm. Eric Olson and retired Marine Corps Col. Walt Havenstein as the latest graduates to receive the distinguished honor.

Retired Rear Adm. and NPS graduate Dr. David Titley, pictured during a campus visit while serving as Oceanographer of the Navy, now applies his educational and Navy career experiences leading the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as Deputy Under Secretary for Operations.
NPS Alumnus Applies Education, Navy Career in Leading NOAA Operations

Retired Rear Adm. and NPS graduate Dr. David Titley applies his educational and Navy career experiences leading the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as Deputy Under Secretary for Operations.

NPS’ Defense Resource Management Institute (DRMI) and the United States Partnership Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC) Program Office partnered with the U.S. State Department to present an international conference in Brasilia, Brazil on whole-of-government fiscal transparency measures with representatives from several Central and South American nations in attendance. Pictured, from left to right, are DRMI Executive Director Dr. Francois Melese, Associate Professor Dr. Diana Angelis and USPTC Progra
NPS, Brazilian Government Hold Joint Workshop on Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty at the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) recently conducted a Domestic Finance for Development (DF4D) workshop in Brasilia, Brazil.

Lt. Steve Yang, a 2012 graduate in engineering acoustics, and an undersea warfare student, completed a majority of his research in the physics department’s anechoic chamber. Yang studies into acoustic attraction lay the groundwork for advanced oil, water separation machinery.
University USW Curriculum Leads Resurgence in Undersea Warfare Dominance

What was once a powerful advantage for the United States began to lose prominence with the end of the Cold War. But domination in the underwater domain is back to the forefront, and NPS’ 40 years in USW education is paying off now more than ever.

NPS Senior Lecturer E. Cory Yoder displays a copy of the Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook he played a lead role in authoring. The handbook will be used by service members and Department of Defense employees around the globe to ensure contingency contracts are executed ethically and effectively.
NPS Faculty Member Co-Authors Definitive Handbook on Contingency Contracting

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Senior Lecturer E. Cory Yoder recently co-authored the fourth edition of the Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook (DCCHB).

Three students, from left to right, Brad Ellis, Thomas Campus, and Joseph Edwards, are awarded certificates in cost estimating and analysis by NPS Senior Lecturer Greg Mislick, right, during a brief ceremony in late September.
NPS, AFIT Partner on Development of Cost Estimation Certificate Program

A joint educational effort between the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) celebrated the completion its first cohort of students in the cost estimating and analysis certificate program.

California National Guard Commander Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin watches as Global Information Network Architecture expert Dave Tinsley demonstrates GINA’s ability to coordinate disparate information feeds into a single operational picture during a personnel rescue exercise with 129th Rescue Wing. Also pictured are with Vice Commander Col. Jeffrey Magram, left, Operations Officer Col. Jeffrey Smiley, center, and Cold Regions Engineering and Research Laboratory researcher Dr. Thomas Anderson, right.
Researchers, Commanders Partner on Potential Networking Revolution

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) researchers, military commanders and service members recently came together during a California Air National Guard personnel recovery exercise – sponsored by the 129th Rescue Wing – during which participants evaluated what has been called, “the premiere disruptional technology of the decade.”

NPS Distinguished Professor Donald Gaver has been awarded the 2012 Military Applications Society of INFORMS J. Steinhardt Prize, recognizing lifetime achievement in the field of operations research. The award marks the third time in a row, and the fourth time overall, that NPS faculty have been selected for the honor.
NPS Distinguished Professor Awarded Prestigious OR Prize

NPS Distinguished Professor Donald Gaver has been awarded the 2012 Military Applications Society of INFORMS J. Steinhardt Prize. The award recognizes individuals for lifetime achievements in the field of operations research (OR), and was presented during the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Oct. 15 in Phoenix, Az.

NPS Defense Analysis Distinguished Professor Dorothy Denning has been inducted into the first class of the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame. Denning is among 11 professionals selected from across the country for their contributions in cyber technology, policy, education, public awareness and business.
Defense Analysis Professor Selected for Inaugural Cyber Security Hall of Fame Class

In a nod to the dedication and influence of one of the Naval Postgraduate School’s exceptional faculty, NPS Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Distinguished Professor, Dr. Dorothy Denning, has been inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame’s first class.

NPS Assistant Professor Bradley Strawser recently joined the defense analysis department, bringing with him a background in philosophy and ethics that will challenge students to explore the ethical implications of war.
New NPS Professor Applies Philosophy, Ethics to the Complexities of War

NPS Assistant Professor Bradley Strawser recently joined the defense analysis department, bringing with him a background in philosophy and ethics that will challenge students to explore the ethical implications of war.

Assistant Professor, Dr. Karen Guttieri lectures students at NPS Stability Security and Development in Complex Operations program. Guttieri has created a modular graduate certificate program at NPS that provides graduate level education courses to members of the U.S. military civil affairs, psychological operations and legal specialties.
NPS Evolves Security, Stability and Development Studies for the Civil Affairs Community

Naval Postgraduate School's Stability, Security and Development in Complex Operations (SSDCO) program is a graduate certificate program designed to expose civil affairs, psychological operations and legal specialists to advanced legal, socio-political and behavioral concepts.

Assistant Professor Dr. Dragoslav Grobvic calibrates a metal evaporator in one of NPS’ Center for Materials Research laboratories.
NPS Injects New Life Into Advanced Materials Research

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) newest academic center, the Center for Materials Research, aims to meet the materials challenges of a modern naval force.

Naval Postgraduate School students Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Adam Paz and Navy Lt. j.g. John Petersen hold beakers of blended fuels that will be tested in various engines. The two students are collecting fuel efficiency data to determine best blend for various biofuels that can run in conventional and modified diesel and jet engines. Petersen is a member of NOAA Corps.
NPS Researchers Evaluate Biofuels for Powering the Fleet

An NPS team of researchers is helping the Navy test drop-in biofuel blends in an effort to assist the service in meeting its renewable energy goals.

Chee Nam Chua, an engineer with Singapore’s ST Aerospace demonstrates the ability of UAVs to avoid obstacles by utilizing algorithms developed at NPS’ Autonomous Systems Engineering and Integration Laboratory.
Singaporean Students, University Faculty Apply Innovative Control Technologies to UAVs

Naval Postgraduate School international students and university researchers are utilizing UAV flight algorithms to operate multiple unmanned aircraft in congested environments.

NPS Professor of Applied Mathematics Dr. Frank Giraldo has spent the last three years leading a team of researchers and students in the ground-up development of an all-new scalable, adaptive global weather prediction model, the Nonhydrostatic Unified Model of the Atmosphere, which the Navy has selected as a candidate for use as the multi-agency global model.
Mathematics Faculty, Researchers Develop Candidate Model for Multi-Agency Weather Prediction

NPS Applied Mathematics Professor Frank Giraldo and a team of researchers, students and interns have worked tirelessly for the last three years to provide what could be the best possible model for weather prediction yet.

U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Johannes, a doctoral candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School, checks the voltage level of the Semi-Solid Flow Cell (SSFC) battery that he designed.
NPS Researchers Apply the Latest Battery Chemistries to Power the Fleet

Students and faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have begun working on a Semi-Solid Flow Cell (SSFC) battery, which they believe has the potential to radically change the way the military powers everything from forward operating bases in Afghanistan to warships at sea.

NPS students have completed a study representing a first-order analysis of the unmanned surface vessel (USV) of the future
NPS Student Team Analyzes Operational Utility of Future USVs

NPS students have completed a study representing a first-order analysis of the unmanned surface vessel (USV) of the future

NPS Department of Defense Analysis Professor Dr. Gordon McCormick, an avid mountain climber, is pictured at the summit of Mt. Baker in the northern Cascades of Washington state during a recent ascent. McCormick has joined a short list of winners of the USSOCOM Medal, one of the highest honors a civilian can receive from the command.
Defense Analysis Professor Reflects on Receipt of USSOCOM Medal

During a recent visit to campus, NPS alumnus Adm. William McRaven, head of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), presented defense analysis Professor Dr. Gordon McCormick with the USSOCOM Medal.

NPS Emeritus Professor Dr. Oscar Biblarz displays the Rocket Propulsion Elements, 8th Edition, a text he co-authored with George P. Sutton, who has been publishing the work since 1949.
NPS Professor Emeritus Co-Authors Definitive Text on Rocket Technology

NPS Emeritus Professor Dr. Oscar Biblarz co-authored "Rocket Propulsion Elements," 8th Edition with George P. Sutton, who has been publishing the work since 1949.

NPS operations research student Lt. Matt Yokeley and Associate Professor Nita Shattuck are on a mission to help sailors at sea get the rest they need to optimally perform their duties. They spent four weeks at sea conducting sleep tests to prove the value of a revised watchbill that allows for a more regular sleep schedule.
NPS Researcher, Students Explore New Sea Duty Watchbill

NPS operations research student Lt. Matt Yokeley and Associate Professor Nita Shattuck are on a mission to help Sailors at sea get the rest they need to optimally perform their duties. They spent four weeks at sea conducting sleep tests to prove the value of a revised watch bill, dubbed the NPS Optimized Watchstanding (NOW) Schedule, that allows for a more regular sleep schedule.

Members of the Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) project, including NPS meteorology professor Michael Montgomery, right, and postdoc fellow Blake Rutherford, middle, are pictured in front of one of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft that will gather data of developing weather disturbances during the five-year project.
NPS, NASA Researchers Employ Global Hawk UAVs in Hurricane Genesis Research

NPS researchers are part of an effort to determine how hurricanes form, and what factors contribute to their intensity. An NPS team will soon be stationed at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility, where two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft will be used to gather meteorological data from 50,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.

NPS Postdoctoral Fellow Michal Kopera serves in the applied mathematics department, after receiving his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Warwick, U.K. His research explores adaptive mesh refinement techniques for non-hydrostatic unified models of the atmosphere.
NRC Postdoctoral Program a Win-Win for Campus, Researchers

At NPS, students and faculty from across departments apply their expertise to solving real-world defense challenges, but are joined in their efforts by roughly two dozen top young scientists from around the world and across disciplines. These bright young minds come to NPS via the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program, and are selected to join various departments across campus providing invaluable support to diverse research efforts.

NPS Assistant Professor of Operations Research Dr. Ned Dimitrov, receives a EUCOM Certificate of Appreciation.
EUCOM Recognizes NPS Professor, Student for Humanitarian Assistance Research

NPS Assistant Professor of Operations Research Dr. Ned Dimitrov, receives a EUCOM Certificate of Appreciation.

Part of the NPS San Diego Distributed Programs team, from left, Director of Outreach for the West Coast Will Rodriguez, Executive Administrative Assistant Mabel Delatorre, and Office Director Craig Turley, stand outside of their new location on Naval Base San Diego.
Naval Postgraduate School’s San Diego Outreach Office Moves to New Location

After nearly 10 years in the same spot at Naval Base San Diego, the Naval Postgraduate School’s San Diego Distributed Programs Office (DPO) will be moving to a new location across base – the facility opened for classes and business as usual, July 5.

Gordon Eubanks, a 1976 Computer Science alumnus of NPS, delivers keynote remarks during spring quarter graduation ceremonies, June 15 in King Auditorium. Eubanks has a long, distinguished career in the secured computing industry, including 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of Symantec Corporation.
Computer Science Alumnus Keynotes Spring Quarter Graduation

A day of perfect weather welcomed family and friends of this quarter’s graduates to the NPS campus for the Spring 2012 Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, June 15.  

Professor Oleg Yakimenko, right, describes one of the university’s quad-rotor aircraft to Under Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Robert O. Work, during the second annual Robots in the Roses Research Fair on the NPS campus.
Faculty Highlight Second Annual Robots in the Roses Research Fair

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted its second annual Robots in the Roses Research Fair in the grounds of the rose garden on campus, May 10.

After more than two decades in NPS’ Department of Oceanography, Dr. Jeff Paduan has been selected to serve as the university’s new Vice President and Dean of Research, effective July 2.
Longtime Oceanography Professor Named New Dean of Research

NPS Oceanography Department Professor and Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Paduan, has been selected to serve as the new Vice President and Dean of Research, effective July 2. Paduan will be taking over for the current Interim Vice President and Dean of Research, Dr. Douglas Fouts, who has held the position since January.

Retired Rear Adm. presents Adm. Cecil Haney with Naval Postgraduate School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award during the university’s annual submarine birthday ball.
Pacific Fleet Commander Honored With Distinguished Alumnus Award

Adm. Cecil Haney receives Naval Postgraduate School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award during the university’s annual submarine birthday ball.

Dr. Peter Purdue, Dean of the NPS Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences, opens the school’s Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming 24th International Data Farming Workshop (IDFW), Mar. 26. The workshop brought the participants from multiple backgrounds into a collaborative environment to use simulations, computer modeling, and open discussions to inspire innovative insight into solving complex problems.
SEED Center’s International Data Farming Workshop Returns to NPS

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming hosted the 24th International Data Farming Workshop (IDFW),

Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leonard Ferrari, left, and Global Public Policy Academic Group Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity Navy Capt. Wayne Porter, right, are both 2012 recipients of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
NPS Provost, Chair Professor to Be Honored With Ellis Island Medals of Honor

NPS Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leonard Ferrari and Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity Navy Capt. Wayne Porter will soon join a prestigious group of American citizens when they are each honored with an Ellis Island Medal of Honor during an upcoming ceremony, May 12.

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Lecturer of Management and CEO/Cofounder of the educational organization KidLead, Dr. Alan Nelson, is shown with copies of two of his books “Lead Young” and “KidLead: Growing Great Leaders,” Apr 11. KidLead is a non-profit educational organization that focuses on leadership development training programs for children, teens and young adults.
NPS Business School Lecturer Helps Build Youth Leadership Skills

NPS business school lecturer helps build youth with leadership skills program

Distinguished Professor Dr. Nancy Haegel was recently honored with a Fulbright award for research and lecturing at Hebrew University in Israel. During her four months abroad, Haegel will work with Professor Aaron Lewis, a world-renowned expert in near-field imaging, Haegel's own field of research.
Distinguished Professor Honored with Fulbright Award

Distinguished Professor Dr. Nancy Haegel was recently awarded a Fulbright scholar award for research and lecturing for her work in near-field scanning optical microscopy.

Participants in the Multilateral Cooperation on Nonproliferation Workshop, presented by NPS' Center on Contemporary Conflict, gather for group photo, Mar. 30. The event brought experts from academia and non-governmental organizations from the U.S. and abroad together to examine the effectiveness and lessons learned from existing multinational cooperative efforts in the control of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Workshop Explores History’s Lessons in Nonproliferation of WMD

NPS hosts Multilateral Cooperation on Nonproliferation Workshop presented by NPS' Center on Contemporary Conflict Mar. 30

Mover and Shaker Andrea Davis, recently honored by “Library Journal” magazine, in front of the Dudley Knox Library.
DKL Reference Librarian Recognized as Mover and Shaker by “Library Journal”

Andrea Davis, a reference and instruction librarian at NPS’ Dudley Knox Library, was named a 2012 “Mover and Shaker” by prominent library magazine, “Library Journal.”

Retired Navy Capt. Paul Shemella, a program manager with the Center for Civil-Military Relations at NPS, launches book he edited, compiling the strategies evolved through near 10 years of the Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program.
New Book Compiles the Strategies of CCMR’s Combating Terrorism Efforts

Retired Navy Capt. Paul Shemella, a program manager with the Center for Civil-Military Relations at NPS, launches book he edited, compiling the strategies evolved through near 10 years of the Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program.

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library has launched an online institutional archive for Beta testing and plans to go live with the site, Apr. 2
Dudley Knox Library Launches Digital Archive of ‘Everything NPS’

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Dudley Knox Library has launched an online institutional archive for Beta testing and plans to go live with the site, Apr. 2

The recently established cyber academic group will provide broad base of expertise in guiding NPS’ new Cyber Systems and Operations master’s degree program.
NPS Establishes Interdisciplinary Cyber Academic Group

The recently established cyber academic group will provide broad base of expertise in guiding NPS’ new Cyber Systems and Operations master’s degree program.

Faculty and staff supporting the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC) stand beside the National Security Affairs sign in Glasgow Hall. The team helps acquire and distribute WMD research funding on behalf of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, while also making the research more readily available for institutions to share their findings.
University’s Center on Contemporary Conflict Leads Project on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) is now home to the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC).

Distinguished Professor Dr. Tom Bruneau, author of “Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security” and co-author of “Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America” is shown with copies of his recently released books. Bruneau’s extensive research and collaboration tackles two distinct topics of national defense and civil military relations.
National Security Affairs Distinguished Professor Releases Two Books on Wholly Diverse Subjects

NPS Distinguished Professor of National Security Affairs, Dr. Thomas Bruneau, recently authored, “Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security” and co-authored, “Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America.” Both works provide detailed insights into two distinct and very current challenges facing U.S. national defense and security interests.

Students in NPS’ new Remote Sensing Intelligence degree program gather on the steps of Spanagel Hall for their class photo. The students are studying under the Scholarship for Service program, and are sponsored by the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Task Force to apply their education to counter-IED operations in theater.
New Remote Sensing Degree Program Addresses DoD ISR Needs

The Remote Sensing Intelligence (RSI) master’s degree program is the newest addition to NPS' academic lineup. The fast-paced program provides students with a comprehensive education in remote sensing, and prepares them for jobs in critical national security fields.

Current Space Systems Engineering Student Lt. Jessie Hallan, left, poses with SSE graduate Lt. Paul Camp in front of the ionization test chamber that Camp designed and built, and Hallan now uses as part of his thesis research with carbon nanotubes.
Students Explore Potential Use of Carbon Nanotubes in Space Propulsion

Like something from a sci-fi movie, researchers at NPS are looking at using carbon nanotubes to propel satellites in space. Recent NPS Space Systems Engineering (SSE) graduate Lt. Paul Camp explored the technology in his thesis, designing and building a field ionization test chamber for the nanotubes to be tested for propulsion.

Ensigns Rebecca King, left, and Joseph Beach, right, pour champagne on a new unmanned surface vehicle presented to NPS by David Jackson, Chief Emerging Technology Officer for the Office of Naval Intelligence, during a christening ceremony on the roof of Spanagel Hall, Jan. 11.
NPS Acquires Two USVs, Opens Sea Web Lab for Expanded Undersea Warfare Research

Naval Postgraduate School leaders, students and guests gathered on the roof of Spanagel Hall, Jan. 11, to welcome two new unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to the university’s research community, and to celebrate the establishment of the new Sea Web and Wave Glider Laboratory.

NPS students and faculty – from right, Marine Corps Maj. Thomas Dono, research associate Michael Day, Turkish Navy Lt. Umit Soylu, Assistant Professor Tim Chung and Tunisian Air Force Capt. Riadh Hajri – hold five of NPS’ 30 Unicorn unmanned aerial vehicles being used to test ‘swarming’ and other counter UAV tactics.
Faculty Explore Defensive ‘Swarming’ Strategies to Counter UAVs

NPS faculty look into expanding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in defensive missions.

Retired Navy Capt. and longtime NPS faculty member Wayne Hughes gives the commencement speech during Fall Quarter graduation ceremonies in King Auditorium, Dec. 16.
Campus Icon Wayne Hughes Encourages Graduates During Fall Commencement Ceremonies

Retired Navy Capt. and longtime NPS faculty member Wayne Hughes encouraged Graduates during the Fall Quarter graduation ceremonies in King Auditorium.

From left to right, NPS Senior Lecturer Jeff Kline, and Distinguish Professors of Operations Research (OR) Gerald Brown and Alan Washburn, present a plaque noting their newly-secured patent – a transit planner for “Mixed-Mode Fuel Minimization” – to OR Professor and Chair, Dr. Robert Dell.
NPS Faculty Secure Government Patent for Fuel-Saving Plan

NPS Senior Lecturer, Jeff Kline, recently saw years of research pay off in a big way when he received a U.S. Government patent for an idea sparked 20 years ago when he applied his NPS Operations Research (OR) education while a ship’s Commanding Officer in the fleet.

National Security Affairs Associate Professor J. Clay Moltz displays a copy of his newly-released book, “Asia’s Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks.” In his book, Moltz explores the potential dangers of a growing interest in militarizing space programs in Asia.
NPS Professor Clay Moltz Explores “Asia’s Space Race” in New Book

National Security Affairs Associate Professor J. Clay Moltz explores Asia’s space programs and the dangers of a growing militarization of the space race in his most recent book, “Asia’s Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks,” published by Columbia University Press in November.

Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Senior Lecturer and Academic Associate E. Cory Yoder, left, presents a lesson titled, Basics of Acquisition and Contracting Processes, to Rear Adm. (sel.) Ken Perry, Vice Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, during the latest round of the Transition Support Program, Dec. 6. Perry previously served as executive assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.
NPS Continuing Education Program Delivers Personalized Courses to Transitioning Flag Officers

On December 9, Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith will officially take command at Navy Region Southwest headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Several weeks before that, he spent an intense three days a few hundred miles up California’s coast at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.

NPS Research Professor of Oceanography Tim Stanton, right, helps fellow researchers test the hot-water drill that will be used to create a tunnel for the ocean profiler. The researchers have made several trips to Antarctica to test the equipment in preparation for their current research trip, which will run from the end of Nov. through the end of Jan.
University Faculty Develop Custom Research Tools for Antarctic Expedition

A team of NPS oceanographers is braving six weeks of frigid temperatures and gusty winds in Antarctica for the research opportunity of a lifetime.

Following 26 years of service to the U.S. Army, including a tour as the NPS’ Associate Dean in the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences, retired Col. Andy Hernandez has returned to NPS to guide future service leaders in the Systems Engineering department.
Familiar Face Returns to Systems Engineering Department

Associate Prof. Andy Hernandez believes that coming back to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was the best decision and the best fit for what he says is important work, teaching future leaders in the Systems Engineering Department.

Educator Martha Kaufeldt discusses how research in cognitive neuroscience can be applied to education during an early session of the Transformative Education Forum (TEF) at the nearby Casa Munras Hotel in Monterey.
Transformative Education Forum Brings Educators Together from Diverse Backgrounds

A diverse group thought leaders from education, non-governmental organizations, government and military joined officials from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., for the Transformative Education Forum, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.

Defense Analysis (DA) department Chair Dr. John Arquilla, foreground, briefs Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, left, on current DA education and research initiatives during a campus visit, Nov. 4. Odierno was briefed by several students and faculty during his visit to the school, learning more about the curriculum which currently houses nearly half of the Army students enrolled at NPS.
Army Chief of Staff Odierno Briefed on NPS’ Defense Analysis Education, Research

On Nov. 4, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the Naval Postgraduate School to learn firsthand about the education and research programs underway at the university. 

Computer Science Unplugged's Dr. Tim Bell, engages students in a 'sorting networks' game that demonstrates how networks organize data during a presentation at Hartnell College in Salinas.
NPS Faculty, Researchers Promote Computer Science in, Beyond Local Community

the Naval Postgraduate School's Cebrowski Institute has been actively developing a comprehensive program to promote computer science (CS) in diverse age groups and communities.

NPS President Dan Oliver, left, signs a Letter of Accord with the Director of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), General Dr. V. K. Saraswat, right, during a visit to India in March. DRDO is the southern Asian nation’s single research institution supporting all branches of their Armed Forces.
NPS Explores Joint Research, Education Programs with India’s Peer Defense Institutions

A new and promising partnership between NPS and India’s peer defense institutions has emerged in response to U.S. leaders calling for collaboration between the two countries. Last year, President Barack Obama recognized India as a growing global force, and a U.S. ally in meeting the challenges of the future.

A high-frequency radar system stands tall over the Granite Canyon Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory. The system is one of nine that NPS faculty oversee on the California coast. The entire radar network system, the largest of its kind in the world, gathers and wirelessly transmits data on current activity back to researchers.
NPS Oceanography Faculty and Students Maintain, Utilize World’s Largest Coastal Radar Network

Up and down the coast, a network of transmitters and receivers that is the largest-of-its-kind in the world dot the beaches of California, silently reflecting high-frequency radio waves off of the surface of the water to help researchers map local currents. At the Naval Postgraduate School, faculty and students help maintain nine of the 54 observing stations throughout the state, and utilize the data gathered to provide a map of the current patterns along the West Coast.

Research Professor of the Office of the Dean of Research, Dr. Sivaguru S. Sritharan, pictured lecturing to one of his current classes, is the director of the recently launched Center of Decision, Risk, Controls and Signals Intelligence, established to examine future DoD technology trends from a mathematical perspective.
New Center Examines Future DoD Trends From a Mathematical Perspective

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has established the new Center for Decision, Risk, Controls and Signals Intelligence (DRCSI) as part of an effort by the university and DoD to promote advanced mathematical research to meet and overcome the technological challenges of the future.

Computer Science Senior Lecturer Chris Eagle was one of several NPS faculty members to take part in the 2011 Cyber Endeavour Conference, which brought together industry, academia and government to discuss cyber defense, training and security.
Workshop Explores Multidisciplinary Approaches to Today’s Cyber Threats

The Department of Defense’s Information Operations Center for Excellence, located at the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Army Reserve Information Operations Command joined together as co-chairs for the inaugural Cyber Endeavour Conference, to explore the concept of “A Day Without Cyberspace … The Users’ Perspective.”

Norman R. Augustine displays his honorary doctorate of military science just after it was awarded to him during NPS’ summer quarter graduation ceremony, Sept. 23. Augustine is only the third recipient of an honorary degree in NPS’ 100-plus year history.
Summer Graduation Ceremony Includes Award of Honorary Doctorate

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) held its summer graduation ceremony to a packed auditorium of friends, family, faculty, and a large class of 377 graduates, in King Auditorium, Sept. 23.

NPS Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Leonard Ferrari opens the Global Public Policy Academic Group’s Prevention Regimes and Strategies Workshop, bringing diverse strategists together to discuss and define the tactics and challenges of implementing prevention policies.
Workshop Explores the Complexities of Prevention Strategies

Prominent military strategists have stressed that prevention of conflict is equally as valued as victory in conflict. The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard’s very own “Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” clearly states, “preventing wars is as important as winning wars.” The concept of prevention, however, is difficult to transition from strategy into action. In support of this effort, the Global Public Policy Academic Group (GPPAG) recently held a Prevention Regimes and Strategies Workshop on the NPS campus – three days of dialogue and discourse on the tactics and challenges of implementing prevention strategies.

NPS Ph.D. student Cmdr. Jay Foraker recently defended his dissertation in optimal search algorithms for moving targets in continuous time and space.
Doctoral Student Explores Algorithm for Force Protection

Cmdr. Jay Foraker is less than a month away from receiving his Ph.D. in Operations Research (OR), but his studies in optimal search patterns may not be coming to a close. In fact, it may soon become part of a much larger Office of Naval Research project with OR faculty and future students continuing the effort.

RELIEF Program Supports Military, NGO, Industry Collaboration to Benefit Homeland Security, First Responders
RELIEF Program Supports Military, NGO, Industry Collaboration to Benefit Homeland Security, First Responders

NPS researchers are frequently involved in emergency response and homeland security research projects, looking to assist in disaster response and prevention efforts worldwide. One such program looks to give students a testbed for their theses as well as a chance to connect with emergency response personnel, the Research and Experimentation for Local and International Emergency and First Responders (RELIEF) program.

Systems Engineering Professor Awarded Prestigious ACE Fellowship
Systems Engineering Professor Awarded Prestigious ACE Fellowship

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor of Systems Engineering, Dr. David H. Olwell, was recently named a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE). The ACE Fellowship Program is a yearlong higher education professional development program that prepares academic leaders to transition into senior leadership positions in American colleges and universities.

Systems Engineering DL Students Look at Innovation From Industry’s Perspective
Systems Engineering DL Students Look at Innovation From Industry’s Perspective

Students in the Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management - Product Development Leadership Education for the 21st Century (SEM-PD21) Degree Program, an interdisciplinary leadership program designed for senior engineering and technical professionals, recently attended the INCOSE International Symposium in Denver, Colo.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Addresses Student Questions About Arab Spring
U.S. Ambassador to Libya Addresses Student Questions About Arab Spring

Since late 2010, the “Arab Spring" has brought the spotlight of the world onto North African and Middle Eastern countries in the thick of political protests and countrywide unrest. For Libya, the tensions have reached beyond a critical mass, with clashes between rebels and dwindling forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi leading to, as of Aug. 23, the now fugitive former Libyan dictator disappearing and on the run.

NPS Professor and Chair of Defense Analysis, Dr. John Arquilla, offers a keynote lecture titled “Just and Unjust Cyber Wars” for an ethics in emerging technologies workshop held at the nearby Marriott Hotel in Monterey, Calif., August 2-4. Arquilla focused on the many challenging ethical questions in cyber warfare.
University Faculty Keynote Workshop on Ethics in Emerging Defense Technologies

Attendees at the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations and National Security (CETMONS) gathered for a three-day workshop titled “Ethics and Warfighting Technologies,” held at the nearby Marriott Hotel in Monterey from August 2-4.

NPS Physics Professor Bill Colson sits in the free electron laser lab while explaining the unique nature of the Mark I, which is a unique piece of equipment that NPS researchers are hoping will help make shipboard laser weapon systems possible.
NPS Explores New Ways to Deliver High-Energy Laser Defense Systems to the Fleet

Since 1989, the Naval Postgraduate School has been actively involved in developing the FEL, with the support of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), capitalizing on the expertise of NPS students and faculty through active discovery in FEL theory and simulation.

Navy Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation Deputy Director, Darrel Morben, discusses the goals and objectives of the center, and the growing partnership with NPS and MOVES.
Modeling, Simulation Experts Gather at NPS for 11th Annual MOVES Summit

Modeling, Simulation Experts Gather at NPS for 11th Annual MOVES Summit

Capt. Jesse A. Wilson, mission commander of Pacific Partnership 2011 gives the keynote speech during the opening ceremonies of Pacific Partnership 2011 in Papua New Guinea. Pacific Partnership 2011 is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
NPS Alumnus Leads Multinational Humanitarian Operations in the Pacific

Pacific Partnership 2011 (PP11) Team Mission Commander, and NPS Alumnus, Capt. Jesse Wilson reflects on the U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored humanitarian assistance mission.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Doug Moses, left, presents the Adm. John Jay Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching to NPS Senior Lecturer Cory Yoder.
Retired Navy Officer Turned Business School Prof. Honored with Annual Schieffelin Teaching Award

E. Cory Yoder, received the Admiral John Jay Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching.

NPS Professor, Dr. Dan Nussbaum, receives the SCEA 2011 Service to the Society National Award.
Ops Research Professor Honored with National SCEA Award

NPS Professor receives the SCEA 2011 Service to the Society National Award.

Chief Operating Officer of EADS North America, retired Rear Adm. David. R. Oliver, Jr., delivers his keynote address during Spring Graduation ceremonies, June 17. During his speech, Oliver stressed the unique position NPS alumni have in affecting history, and encouraged the graduates to seize their opportunities to do so when presented. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)
Veteran Industry Executive, Retired Rear Adm. David Oliver, Jr., Keynotes Spring Graduation Ceremonies

Retired Rear Adm. David R. Oliver, Jr., delivered a message of inspiration and change with his keynote address during the Spring Quarter 2011 graduation ceremonies, June 17, in King Auditorium.

Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, III, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa, kicks off an NPS Center for Executive Education (CEE) Strategic Communication Workshop in Naples, Italy.
NPS’ Center for Executive Education Holds Strategic Communication Workshop for NAVEUR, 6th Fleet

Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Executive Education (CEE) is having a far-reaching influence on Navy senior leader development.

While the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) steams across the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden deployment, NPS faculty teams are on board delivering a series of educational lectures and training on language, regional expertise and cultural awareness.
NPS Faculty Deliver Cultural Education While Deployed with the Fleet

NPS' Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) brings the experts directly to the fleet, working with the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture (CLREC) to offer briefings on the regions to which the Strike Groups will be deploying.

 Former U.S. Senator John Warner is draped with the ceremonial regalia over his graduation gown, signifying the colors and honors of a Ph.D. recipient.
Naval Postgraduate School Awards Longtime Senator John Warner with Honorary Doctorate

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) honored former Senator John Warner with an honorary Doctor of Military Science degree, May 25.

Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips, left, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army and retired Rear Adm. Jim Greene, right, Chair of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Acquisition Research Program, listen to opening remarks at the 8th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, May 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.
Annual Acquisitions Symposium Examines Responsible Defense Spending

Acquisition leaders and professionals gathered at the Embassy Suites in Monterey for the 8th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, May 11-12.

Ambassador Richard LeBaron, Director, Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, speaks at a Foreign Area Officer Association of Monterey hosted conference at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Student Warrior Diplomats Take Professional Development Into Their Own Hands

The Foreign Area Officer Association of Monterey (FAOAM) hosted the fifth annual Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Conference at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) early last month.

Naval Postgraduate School Vice President and Dean of Research Karl van Bibber with the prototype microwave cavities, which led to the construction of the twelve-ton Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX).
NPS Dean of Research Leads Search for Universe’s Dark Side

Cosmologists and astrophysicists recently came to the astounding realization that the expansion of space-time is accelerating and that everything we can see and measure in the universe accounts for only 4 percent of it.

From left, Wayne Hughes, John Van Hise, Kevin Maher and Greg Mislick discuss details of the Naval Sea Systems Command-sponsored Cost Estimating and Analysis degree, a joint project between NPS and the Air Force Institute of Technology.
First Cohort of NPS, AFIT Master in Cost Estimating and Analysis Now Underway

The first cohort of a jointly developed and jointly instructed, part-time distance learning Master’s Degree in Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA) program got underway this quarter at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

Through first-person accounts and extensive field research, Associate Professor James Russell examines innovation in counterinsurgency tactics developed at the unit level during the Iraq war in his new book.
Professor’s New Book Examines Wartime Adaptation and Innovation

NPS Associate Professor James Russell publishes new book, “Innovation, Transformation and War: Counterinsurgency Operations in Anbar and Ninewa Provinces, Iraq, 2005-2007”.

CHDS Executive Director Ted Lewis examines infrastructure resilience through Danish physicist Par Bak’s sand pile theory in a recently released book, Bak’s Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World.
CHDS Leader’s New Book Delves Into the ‘Why’ of Disasters

CHDS Executive Director Ted Lewis examines infrastructure resilience through Danish physicist Par Bak’s sand pile theory in a recently released book, "Bak’s Sand Pile: Strategies for a Catastrophic World."

Lt. Timothy Yuhas poses for a photo on the Naval Postgraduate School campus.
Student Research Through NPS’ Center for Infrastructure Defense Takes Center Stage During Brief to Leadership

The Center for Infrastructure Defense (CID) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) routinely studies vulnerability assessment and optimal investment for CID systems.

Working groups huddle together to scrutinize data points during the Naval Postgraduate School’s Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming’s International Data Farming Workshop 22. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 (SW/AW) Grant P. Ammon / Released.)
NPS’ SEED Center Hosts International Data Farming Workshop

Naval Postgraduate School’s Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming hosted the International Data Farming Workshop 22.

NPS’ Western Association of Schools and Colleges Planning Group celebrates the university’s receipt of the maximum ten-year reaccreditation, for the second consecutive term.
Naval Postgraduate School Earns Landmark Second Consecutive Ten-Year WASC Reaccreditation

The Naval Postgraduate School just received the highest possible ten-year reaccreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), for the second consecutive term.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead rallied nearly 200 graduates from all the military services and nine allied and coalition nations at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Winter 2011 commencement ceremonies, Mar. 25, his second graduation keynote in three years.
CNO Roughead Keynotes Winter Graduation Ceremonies

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead inspired graduates from all the military services and nine allied and coalition partner nations during his keynote address at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Winter 2011 commencement ceremonies, Mar. 25.

Physics Research Professor Ron Brown poses with the remnants of a torpedo casing similar to those he spent years developing in the aerospace industry. Brown was honored with the 2011 Richard W. Hamming Annual Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement during a ceremony, Mar. 15.
Aerospace Industry Veteran Turned Physics Professor Wins 2011 Hamming Interdisciplinary Award

NPS presented the 2011 Richard W. Hamming Annual Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement to Dr. Ronald E. Brown, Research Professor of Physics.

Oceanography Assistant Professor Jamie MacMahan, center, gathers with students and teaching assistants from his Littoral Field Studies course around the EcoMapper, a man-portable unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) used in the capstone research project to measure and map the tides, waves, currents and water quality in fast-flow tidal inlets. Left to right: Lt. David Paul Smith, Lt. Mark Hebert, Ph.D. student Lt. Cmdr. Bill Swick, Lt. Chris Tuggle, MacMahan, Lt. Stephanie Johnson, Teaching Assistant and Ph.D.
Littoral Capstone Field Project Uses Unmanned Systems to Map Tidal Inlet Flows

NPS Littoral Capstone Field Project Uses Unmanned Systems to Map Tidal Inlet Flows.

Dr. Timothy Chung, Director of Research and Education for CRUSER, stands beside the RMP 400 Robot. Chung is one of the founding members of CRUSER, a Secretary of the Navy initiative designed to offer support to the robotics and unmanned systems communities.
CRUSER Brings Together Robotics and Unmanned Systems at NPS

The Naval Postgraduate School has commissioned the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER).

Professor Alex Bordetsky, front, and German experimental partners with onboard stand-off nuclear radiological detection device used in high-speed drive-bys of potential small boat targets.
NPS Team World Leader in Network-Controlled Maritime Nuclear Radiological Detection

Prof. Alex Bordetsky has pushed the envelope of network-controlled, stand-off nuclear radiological threat detection through a unique program of Tactical Network Topology (TNT) Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) field experiments.

Corporate Director for Information Dominance, Rear Adm. David Simpson (far left) met with a group of NPS faculty from across departments for a round table discussion about the Information Dominance curricula. Simpson graduated from the Space Systems Operations program in 1982.
Rear Adm. Simpson Discusses IDC Curricula with Cyber Leadership at Round Table

NPS alumnus Rear Adm. David Simpson met with a group of faculty from to discuss needs and the expectations that the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has for members of the Information Dominance Corps (IDC).

NPS Professor Bret Michael was awarded the IEEE Reliability Society 2010 Engineer of the Year Award on Jan. 22 for his work in formal methods. He currently teaches Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and has been at NPS since 1998.
NPS Professor Wins Prestigious Engineer of the Year Award

NPS Professor Bret Michael was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Reliability Society’s 2010 Engineer of the Year Award at their annual awards banquet on January 22 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  

A Special Forces Medic simulates activating a nano patch on a ‘wounded soldier’ played by a manikin during a Battlefield Medical experiment at Camp Roberts in late November. Battlefield Medical is a system that monitors a wounded soldier’s vital signs and administers medicine when directed by a doctor or a medic in the network from anywhere in the world.  In this simulation, the medic is right next to the casualty but in a real life scenario he would not be able to reach the soldier but still be able to act
NPS Field Experimentation Advances Networked Medicine

As part of NPS’ Tactical Network Test-bed (TNT), tests are being conducted to develop networked-controlled, unmanned systems to assist medics in delivering medical assistance to casualties in the battlefield.

The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research aircraft prepares for a data collection flight on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Also known as HIAPER (High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research), the specially modified research jet has a range of up to 7,000 miles and observed storms at an altitude of 43,000 feet.
NPS Professor Leads Ground Breaking Hurricane Research

Supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, PREDICT researchers believe they have uncovered a critical piece of the complex jigsaw puzzle of tropical cyclogenesis.

Commander 3rd Fleet and NPS alumnus Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt speaks to the graduates and their guests at the Fall 2010 graduation ceremony in King Hall on Dec. 17.
Commander Third Fleet, Bronze Stars Shine at Fall 2010 Graduation

Three hundred fifty three U.S. and international students tossed their caps, with 282 crossing the stage, at Fall 2010 graduation ceremonies at the Naval Postgraduate School, Dec. 17.   

NPS Research Associate Mark Karpenko, left, and Professor Mike Ross, right, teamed up with Draper Laboratory and NASA to test their time-optimal control maneuvers on the to-be-decommissioned TRACE spacecraft. The team ran a series of tests over four weeks that demonstrated their highly efficient maneuvers for slewing a spacecraft in orbit.
NPS Teams Up with NASA, Industry to Test Groundbreaking Maneuvers on Spacecraft in Orbit

NPS Research Associate Mark Karpenko and Professor Mike Ross were recently afforded a unique opportunity – to test groundbreaking maneuvers on NASA’s solar surveyor, the Transitional Regional and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft. Teaming up with NASA and industry, they tested new methods of maneuvering that take advantage of the physics of a spacecraft in orbit. The demonstrations proved successful, slewing TRACE as it was never intended to. As the work continues, the effort has the potential to wholly transform industry standards.

Dr. Johannes O. Royset, Assistant Professor of Operations Research, was recently named the 2010 winner of the Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research.
OR Professor Named Recipient of 2010 Menneken Award

Dr. Johannes O. Royset, Assistant Professor of Operations Research, was named the 2010 winner of the Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, announced November 22.

Sophal Ear, an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at NPS, was recently awarded a Fulbright grant in conjunction with the Fulbright Senior Specialist designation he received earlier this year. The designation places Ear on the U.S. State Department’s roster of academic experts for consultation and assistance in cases of need for project-related advice, service and development assistance.
Professor Sophal Ear Awarded Fulbright Grant

Sophal Ear, an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently awarded a Fulbright grant in conjunction with the Fulbright Senior Specialist designation he received earlier this year.

For decades Naval Postgraduate School professor Chih-Pei “C.P.” Chang, the Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Monsoon Panel, has been quietly pursuing both world class research and “meteorology diplomacy” in a climate of tense and acrimonious relations between Taiwan and China
NPS Distinguished Professor Quietly Pursues “Meteorological Diplomacy”

For decades Naval Postgraduate School professor Chih-Pei “C.P.” Chang, the Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Monsoon Panel, has been quietly pursuing both world class research and “meteorology diplomacy” in a climate of tense and acrimonious relations between Taiwan and China

A distributed learning (DL) student uses Elluminate to attend class and interface with classmates located around the world. The first-ever Master in Cost Estimation and Analysis DL program will use the system, in addition to asynchronous and video tele-education deliveries, over a 24-month program targeted to defense department civilians and military officers in the cost estimation profession.
NPS, AFIT Launch First Distance Learning Master’s in Cost Estimation

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in a joint effort with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), recently launched a part-time, Distance Learning Master’s Degree in Cost Estimation and Analysis (MCEA).

Iconic Operations Research (OR) faculty Distinguished Professor Al Washburn, left, and Professor Wayne Hughes, right, were recently honored for their significant contributions to the OR community with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences J. Steinhardt Prize.
NPS Professors Awarded J. Steinhardt Prize by INFORMS Military Applications Society

Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were selected as this year’s recipients of the J. Steinhardt prize by the Military Applications Society (MAS) of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Participants from across southeastern Europe attend the Building Integrity in Defense Acquisitions workshop in Sarajevo. The workshop was developed collaboratively by NPS’ U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Peace Support Operations Training Center, part of the NATO Partnership for Peace program. (Photo provided by the USPTC.)
NPS Holds Building Integrity in Defense Acquisition Workshop in Sarajevo

Faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) traveled to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this past September to conduct the workshop, “Building Integrity in Defense Acquisition”.

University Librarian Eleanor Uhlinger was named Federal Librarian of the Year on Oct. 6 at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress. Uhlinger joined NPS in 2006, and has overseen numerous renovation and improvement projects in her time at the Dudley Knox Library (DKL). The DKL collection includes 725,000 volumes, including 126,000 e-books, to serve the NPS and local communities.
NPS Librarian Named Federal Librarian of the Year

University Librarian Eleanor Uhlinger was named Federal Librarian of the Year on Oct. 6 at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. at the Library of Congress. Uhlinger joined NPS in 2006, and has overseen numerous renovation and improvement projects in her time at the Dudley Knox Library (DKL). The DKL collection includes 725,000 volumes, including 126,000 e-books, to serve the NPS and local communities.

On Sept. 18, NPS alumnus Air Force Maj. Christopher McClernon accepted the prestigious Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Conference in San Francisco.
Ph.D. Alumnus Awarded Top Honor by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

On Sept. 18, NPS alumnus Air Force Maj. Christopher McClernon accepted the prestigious Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Conference in San Francisco.

Students Ken Bogdan (left) and Robert Ginn (center) are led by a Sea Engineering, Inc. representative on a tour of the Honolulu Piers. SEM-PD21 students recently participated in a week of industry visits in the Aloha State, exposing them to the latest state-of-the-art concepts, tools and best practices, both private and public, in systems engineering, product development and business management related fields.
Systems Engineering DL Students Examine Hawaii’s Best in DoD, Industry

Students in the Joint Executive Systems Engineering Management – Product Development Leadership Education for the 21st Century (SEM-PD21) degree program, an interdisciplinary leadership program designed for senior engineering and technical professionals, recently participated in a week of industry visits in Hawaii.

Australian Meteorologist Gary Foley looks on at a live picture of Typhoon Fenapi as it develops momentum towards Taiwan, Sept. 17. Foley is part of the international team of scientists at NPS, gathering live data, sharing resources and models, and predicting typhoons in support of the ITOP study.
International Team Studies the Impact of Pacific Typhoons

Researchers from governments, militaries, weather agencies and universities around the world are participating in an Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Taiwan National Science Council sponsored research project focused on learning more about the Pacific Ocean’s response to typhoons. The Impact of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific, or ITOP study, is a collaborative, international effort headquartered at the Monterey Operations Center (MOC) on the Naval Postgraduate School campus, where researchers have been continuously tracking storms over the past several weeks.

Six members of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were recognized as Distinguished Professors during the summer quarter graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, Sept. 24, 2010.
University Recognizes Newest Slate of Distinguished Faculty

Six members of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were recognized as Distinguished Professors during the summer quarter graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, Sept. 24, 2010.

Fifteen years ago, a young Nepalese boy named Dhyan Rai took a lantern to an American couple trekking through the Himalayan village where he went to school, hoping to learn more English and offering to help them with their Nepalese.  Rai is now a proud new American citizen, a registered nurse and an officer in the U.S. Navy, thanks to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program.
From the Himalayas to the U.S. Navy, Ensign Dan Rai Proves Hard Work and Fate Can Move Mountains

Fifteen years ago, a young Nepalese boy named Dhyan Rai took a lantern to an American couple trekking through the Himalayan village where he went to school, hoping to learn more English and offering to help them with their Nepalese.  Rai is now a proud new American citizen, a registered nurse and an officer in the U.S. Navy, thanks to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program.

Marine Corps Captain Brandon Newell holds up a flexible solar panel, demonstrating the kind of technology available to ensure energy efficiency within the DoD. Newell, an Electrical Engineering student at NPS, was part of the NPS Hastily Formed Network (HFN) Team that delivered emergency communication equipment to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in January.
Electrical Engineering Student Capt. Brandon Newell Explores Expeditionary Energy for the USMC

Electrical Engineering Student Capt. Brandon Newell, USMC, focuses research on alternative energy and meeting the demand for the warfighter overseas.

GSBPP Associate Professor Rene Rendon has been named the 2010 Richard W. Hamming Teaching Award winner.
Business School Prof. Named 2010 Richard W. Hamming Award Recipient

GSBPP Associate Professor Rene Rendon has been named the 2010 Richard W. Hamming Teaching Award winner.

NPS educators contribute to Navy's development and application of several space systems, providing warfighters with a wide range of advanced capabilities in critical areas.
PEO Space Systems Chair Supports Navy’s Efforts in the Final Frontier

NPS educators contribute to Navy's development and application of several space systems, providing warfighters with a wide range of advanced capabilities in critical areas.

NPS Professors Isaac “Mike” Ross and Fariba Fahroo were presented with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Control of Flight (MCF) Award for their research in optimal control theory.
Professors Honored With AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award

NPS Professors Isaac “Mike” Ross and Fariba Fahroo were presented with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Control of Flight (MCF) Award for their research in optimal control theory.

NPS Team Wins AIAA Young Professional Rocket Launch Competition at Koehn Lake.
NPS Team Wins AIAA Young Professional Rocket Launch Competition

NPS Team Wins AIAA Young Professional Rocket Launch Competition at Koehn Lake.

Naval Postgraduate School Professor of National Security Affairs Thomas Johnson has been tapped to be the senior political aide and counterinsurgency adviser to Canadian Brig. Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canadian commander of Task Force Kandahar.
NPS Professor Tapped as Top Political Adviser to Canada’s Commander, Task Force Kandahar

Naval Postgraduate School Professor of National Security Affairs Thomas Johnson has been tapped to be the senior political aide and counterinsurgency adviser to Canadian Brig. Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canadian commander of Task Force Kandahar.

Seaweb is a distributed network of autonomous underwater sensor nodes, repeater nodes, and gateway nodes. Digital communications are performed with through-water acoustic modems. Seaweb through-water communications networking is an enabling technology for distributed autonomous sensing of the maritime environment. Seaweb supports near-real-time telemetry of data on the forward link and command and control of the remote sensors on the backlink. Through-water wide-area networking enables point-to-point and en
NPS Pioneers “Seaweb” Underwater Sensor Networks

The Naval Postgraduate School is on the cutting edge of through-water acoustic communications technology enabling distributed autonomous ocean sensors to operate as an underwater wireless wide-area network.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN-770) transits the East Sea July 26, 2010, while leading a 13-ship formation. With the recent development of advanced submarine and sea mine technologies around the world, the Chief of Naval Operations and Secretary of the Navy have begun to stress the importance of vigilance and training in the Undersea Warfare field, leading to the re-establishment of the Undersea Warfare Academic Group at NPS.
Undersea Warfare Academic Group Re-established at NPS

The Undersea Warfare Academic Group (USWAG) was established to create a curriculum focused on an interdisciplinary approach to Undersea Warfare in a way that would prepare naval officers for the challenges of the time. The group downgraded to a committee in 2001 after it seemed the end of the Cold War also meant the end of sub-sea threats against the U.S.

Profs. Anne Clunan and Harold Trinkunas
Ungoverned Spaces Presents New Perspective for Policy Makers

A new book, edited by two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) professors, explores the idea that alternatives to the rule of sovereign states could be beneficial and, at times, inevitable. In Ungoverned Spaces: Alternatives to State Authority in an Era of Softened Sovereignty, Anne Clunan, Director of the Center on Contemporary Conflict, and Harold Trinkunas, Chair of the National Security Affairs department, explore existing ideas about what constitutes an ungoverned space, what threats arise from these areas and how states should approach them.

Marines Get Valued Information at the Right Time With Rapid Pro VIRT
Rapid Pro VIRT Aims to Deliver Valued Information to Marines

In an age of information overload, students and faculty at NPS are working on eliminating the excess and providing only the most valuable information to Marines in the field. A project known as Valued Information at the Right Time, or VIRT, aims to sift through the constant flow of information streaming to decision makers in order to identify mission-critical information.

Classroom Connections: Teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School
Classroom Connections Video Fosters Discussion About Teaching and Learning at NPS

As NPS continually strives to improve instruction and assessments, the emphasis is primarily on learning – refining outcomes for what students must know and how students and faculty alike can assess and validate learning. Establishing and maintaining high standards for academic programs requires reflection about the goals and purposes of instruction as well as the approaches to teaching, learning, and assessments. An important indicator of educational excellence at NPS is observable through learner engagement.

Dr. Jack Wozencraft was a pioneer in applied information theory and digital communications engineering, and a former NPS Dean of Research of Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Grad Week Honors the Legacy of Former NPS Dean Jack Wozencraft

What made Spring 2010 graduation so special was the unprecedented week of pre-commencement activities celebrating the life and achievements of applied information theory and digital communications engineering giant, the late Dr. Jack Wozencraft.

Naval Postgraduate School Information Warfare Systems Engineering student Marine Corps Capt. Carrick Longley holds a smart phone loaded with Field Information Support Tool (FIST) Light, the prototype application he developed for field-based collection and robust data fusion/visualization across a spectrum of potential missions.
Student-Developed Smart Phone App Maps the “Human Terrain”

The prototype of a new smart phone application, called Field Information Support Tool (FIST) Light, was developed by two NPS students

An Arcturus Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is launched carrying two Snowflake precision airdrop prototypes during field-testing in Camp Roberts, Calif. Researchers performed eight test drops from altitudes of 3,000 feet or higher, with the Snowflake payload landing as close as three meters from its intended target.
Project Snowflake Develops Precision Self-Guided Airdrop Prototype

As part of the continuing research collaboration between the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville, students and faculty conducted experiments with a self-guided precision airdrop prototype during the Tactical Network Topology (TNT) experiments at the McMillan Airfield in Camp Roberts, Calif. in April 2010.

DRMI Faculty Develop Course for Iraqi Ministries
DRMI Faculty Develop Course for Iraqi Ministries

The Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) hosted 33 members of Iraq’s government and military at NPS May 3rd through May 21 for an intensive three-week course tailored specifically to Iraqi Ministries. Iraq’s Ministry of the Interior and Ministry of Defense each had participants in the course, from unranked civilians through general officers, male and female, from economists to engineers.

Attendees at the 27th Annual Technology Review and Update watch a demonstration of robots being floated over an airpad to simulate weightlessness in the Spacecraft Robotics Laboratory. The group toured multiple labs around campus to see some of the current projects being studied by NPS students and faculty.
Short Course Highlights Latest, Greatest Technologies

This year, the 27th Annual Technology Review and Update gave military, government and civilian personnel from around the country a chance to stay up-to-date on key defense technologies, many of which are being studied currently on campus.  TRAU started as an annual event in 1983 with NPS Professor Rudy Panholzer putting every effort into creating a way for government professionals to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology.

NPS Team Boosts Basic Combat Trainee Performance by Sleeping “Smart”
NPS Team Boosts Basic Combat Trainee Performance by Sleeping “Smart” NPS Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) doctoral student Air Force Lt. Col. Anthony Tvaryanas compared the improvement in marksmanship and mood scores of two groups of Fort Leonard Wood “boot camp” Soldiers – a control group subjected to the traditional 4:30 a.m. rise time and an experimental group whose bugle call was moved to 7:00 a.m. Each group consisted of about 200 basic combat trainees with a median age of 20. In the study, Tvaryanas worked with NPS dissertation advisers Operations Research Associate Professor Nita Miller and Senior Lecturer Lawrence Shattuck, the Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate field element at Fort Leonard Wood, and the Leonard Wood Institute.
DURIP Award winner Research Associate Professor “Haf” Jonsson, Chief Scientist of the NPS Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS), with the Center’s slow-flying “Twin Otter” research aircraft.
Three NPS Faculty Win Prestigious DURIP Awards

Three Naval Postgraduate School faculty members have been selected to receive prestigious Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) Awards for fiscal year 2010: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Distinguished Professor, MAE Department Associate Chairman and Director of the NPS Spacecraft Research and Design Center Brij Agrawal; Professor of Oceanography and Director of the NPS Coastal Ocean-Acoustic Center Ching-Sang Chiu; and Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS) Research Associate Professor and Chief Scientist Haflidi “Haf” Jonsson.

NPS’ Tornado Chasers Use Advanced Radar to Improve Forecasting
NPS Tornado Chasers Use Advanced Radar to Improve Forecasting

Research Associate Professor Bob Bluth and Radar/EW Lab Director Paul Buczynski are true tornado chasers, spending the last week in Oklahoma with NPS’ Mobile Phased Array Radar truck to track and record one of nature’s most deadly forces. The team returned to campus late this week while the weather died down, but project to return in another week when forecasted severe weather systems return.

Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Professor Nancy Haegel was one of 21 Monterey Peninsula teachers to receive the 2010 Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, honored for her positive influence on students and educators as well as community service. The Griffin Award honors teachers with a record of sustained excellence in the classroom and significant impact in the community.
Nancy Haegel Receives Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching

Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Professor Nancy Haegel was one of 21 Monterey Peninsula teachers to receive the 2010 Allen S. Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching, honored for her positive influence on students and educators as well as community service.

U.S. Air Force Major Heath Frye, executive officer of the Naval Postgraduate School team for the National Security Agency sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) sits at his station during CDX 2010. NPS took top honors in the competition for the first time since 2001. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Leonardo Carrillo/Released.)
Mids Get the Trophy, but NPS Wins Cyber Defense Exercise

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) took top honors in the 10th annual National Security Agency (NSA) sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) conducted April 20-23. Although NPS was ineligible to receive the trophy because of its status as a graduate institution, the university won the competition by placing first in the overall rankings for the exercise.

Oceanography Asst. Professor Jamie MacMahan
Littoral Research Revolutionizes Understanding of Rip Currents

In surf zones near the Naval Postgraduate School and around the world, NPS Oceanography Assistant Professor Jamie MacMahan is quietly revolutionizing the understanding of rip currents, turning them from a swimmer’s worst nightmare into a friend.

National Security Affairs Professor Scott Jasper
Professor's New Book Explores Global Commons

The Global Commons are those areas that are used by multiple nations and private industries, and yet are not controlled by any single nation or private entity. They include international waters, international airspace, cyberspace and outer space. Since so many different actors operate within these shared spaces, including the U.S. military and its allies, regulation and protection of these areas becomes extremely complex.  

Retired Navy Capt. Scott Jasper, a faculty member at the Center for Civil-Military Relations and the National Security Affairs department at NPS, recently edited a book that examines these complexities, titled Securing Freedom in the Global Commons. The book, released March 15 by Stanford University Press, is Jasper’s second.

OR Department Holds First Workshop in Chile
OR Dept. Holds High-Level Workshop for Chilean Navy

At the request of Chief of Naval Research Admiral Nevin P. Carr, the Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research (OR) Department conducted the first OR Workshop for the Chilean Navy, in Valparaiso.

NPS student Marine Corps Capt. Brandon Newell tests solar power panels outside of the Presidential Palace in Haiti as part of the Hastily Formed Network’s participation in Operation Unified Response.
NPS Hastily-Formed Networks Research Group Responds to Haiti Earthquake

NPS Hastily-Formed Networks Research Group Responds to Haiti Earthquake
By Barbara Honegger

The Navy unveiled its new slogan, “A Global Force for Good,” at the end of last year, and was immediately given the chance to prove it. The powerfully-devastating earthquake that hit the poor island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12 led to a swift Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) response by all of the services. And one of the players at the civil-military boundary in that effort – serving as a bridge between on-the-ground medical personnel, the USNS Comfort hospital ship, and the international non-governmental organization (NGO) community – was the Naval Postgraduate School’s rapid response wireless communications team.

The seven-member NPS Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) team, led by its director and Information Sciences Research Associate retired Navy Lt. Brian Steckler, left Monterey for the island nation Jan. 18 after a hurried three days pulling together the orders, funding and equipment for the mission.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Robert Sindler engages workshop participants during an open discussion session at the Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies Agriculture Workshop, March 22-25 at the Casa Munras Hotel in Monterey. Participants shared ideas and experiences in post-conflict agricultural reconstruction.
Growing a Brighter Future for Conflict-Affected Environments

Agriculture and the empowerment that comes with self-reliance allow conflict-affected environments around the world to rebuild economic foundations and establish lasting resources. From March 22-25, the Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) at the Naval Postgraduate School hosted a workshop titled “Agriculture: Promoting Livelihoods in Conflict-Affected Environments” to discuss key components of conflict-affected agricultural reconstruction in countries like Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya and Afghanistan.

Professor Mary Batteen
Oceanography Professor Participates in Latest Oxford Round Table

Professor Mary Batteen of the Department of Oceanography recently participated in the latest session of the Oxford Round Table, a prestigious, invitation only event to promote various issues of education, art, science and more through academic discourse and scholarly publication.

This latest session, held March 14-19 on the classic university’s campus in Oxford, England, focused on “Women in the Academy: Status and Prospects,” discussing the issues of gender equality in the academic establishment.

Cobra Gold Exercise
Cobra Gold Presents Physics Faculty, Students ‘Golden’ Opportunity

A professor, two current students and one alumnus from the Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School were recently afforded a great opportunity – to perform field experiments with a device they have developed that could mean the difference between life and death for troops during combat situations. The experiments were part of the international Cobra Gold exercises held in Thailand in early February.

The ECE department’s state of the art Power Electronics lab’s hardware is entirely controlled by a PC through an FPGA-based controller. In order to make these hardware laboratories available to DL students, CED3 was consulted to make the lab available over the Internet.
Off Campus Engineering Students Get “Virtual” Access to NPS Labs

A critical part of an education in engineering is the laboratory experience, especially at the graduate level. In fact, most of the courses in the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department include laboratory hours involving various experiments in data analysis or hardware implementation, for example.

But for distance learning (DL) students, access to laboratories and equipment was clearly a challenge given the student’s separation from campus. That is until Professor Roberto Cristi engaged NPS’ Center for Design, Development and Distribution (CED3) during their 2009 call for course proposals.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Rachel Goshorn, right, briefs NPS President Daniel Oliver at the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Agreement with the Navy's Program Executive Office C4I establishing the new position, Jan. 25. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)
NPS Stands Up New C4I Chair

Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Rachel Goshorn officially became the Naval Postgraduate School’s first Command, Control Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Chair at a special signing ceremony with NPS President Daniel Oliver, Jan. 25. Goshorn also serves as faculty lead for the Network-Centric Systems Engineering Track and Director of the university’s Network-Centric Systems Engineering Laboratory.

Information Sciences Senior Lecturer Albert “Buddy” Barreto, second from right, has officially opened the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Lab for business in Root Hall. The facility is already supporting student research, Marine Corps Captain Miles Tiglao, far right, was one of the first to make use of the facility. Assisting Barreto in getting the lab operational were Glenn Cook, Academic Associate for Information Science, and Marine Capt. Ryan Geer. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)
NPS “Cloud Computing” Lab Up and Running

When you think about clouds, you normally think of billowy white formations in the atmosphere, but the Naval Postgraduate School has opened a new “Cloud” center that’s all about computing, not meteorology.

“The Cloud Computing Lab became functional early this year and several students are structuring their thesis research using its virtualization infrastructure, hardware and software for their experiments and proofs of concept,” said Information Sciences Lecturer Albert “Buddy” Barreto.

The May 2004 U.S. State Department designation of NPS as the United States’ Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the only such center in the country. The USPTC acts as America’s contribution to NATO’s Education for Reform Initiative, Partnership for Peace Program (PfP), and the NATO Defense Institution Building efforts. An outcome of its 50th Anniversary Summit, NATO has been establishing PTCs since 1999 as a part of its Training and Education Enhancement Program, determining that a
NPS Leads International Partnerships for Building Peace Through Prevention

The May 2004 U.S. State Department designation of NPS as the United States’ Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the only such center in the country. The USPTC acts as America’s contribution to NATO’s Education for Reform Initiative, Partnership for Peace Program (PfP), and the NATO Defense Institution Building efforts. An outcome of its 50th Anniversary Summit, NATO has been establishing PTCs since 1999 as a part of its Training and Education Enhancement Program, determining that a “network of national facilities – made available to all PfP countries — should emerge as part of a collaborative approach to training and education.”

Capt. Bobby Davis stands next to Prof. James Russell
Teacher Reunites with Student in Afghanistan

Prof. James Russell traveled to Afghanistan in search of innovative answers to insurgency woes and in the process met up with his former student Capt. Bobby Davis.

Globa Challenges Program, Geneva
Global Public Policy Academic Group Holds Global Challenges Program in Geneva

The inaugural program, “Global Challenges: Leadership and Cooperation in Complex Environments,” was held from 15-20 November at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maritime Information Sharing Task Force
NPS Initiative Creates Public-Private Partnership for Enhanced Maritime Awareness

A prime goal of post-9/11 homeland defense is information sharing across military services and government departments and agencies. Now, a new initiative by the Naval Postgraduate School is capturing and integrating the expertise and knowledge of the private sector shipping and sea tourism industries to enhance national and global maritime domain awareness (MDA) and security.

The new program, the NPS Maritime Information Sharing Taskforce (MIST), conducts interviews and surveys and facilitates port workshops linking commercial shippers and port operators with representatives of the Navy, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and federal, state and local governments. Its core mission is to establish a two-way communication and active partnership between the government and the maritime industry.  

Crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis board and inspect a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible (SPSS) during an intercept and seizure off the coast of Central America on Oct. 21, 2009. It is estimated that nearly 75 percent of all cocaine entering the United States is transported by similar SPSS crafts.
NPS OR Team Optimizes Defense Against Narco Semi-Subs

A Naval Postgraduate School faculty-student team has developed a mathematical model that determines the best combination and deployment of search platforms to detect and classify self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) mini-subs that are estimated to carry up to 75 percent of all Colombian cocaine destined for the United States.

Faculty Across Campus Share Expertise During Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Faculty Across Campus Share Expertise During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As part of its ongoing Centennial Year celebrations, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Technology and Communications Services (ITACS) hosted a rich spectrum of educational events throughout October in recognition of the sixth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Thomas Johnson (left), Director of NPS’ Program for Culture and Conflict Studies, offers compelling remarks on the challenges faced by Defense and State Department officials in Afghanistan while Werner Schleiffer of the Conference on Non-Governmental Organizations and NPS Senior Lecturer Hy Rothstein listen in.
Afghan Theatre Conference Aims to Impact Strategies in the Field

”Are we faced with something unique in Afghanistan, something that challenges our entire strategic paradigm?”

That question, posed by NPS Defense Analysis Professor John Arquilla, challenges fundamental assumptions in the wide-spread discussions on Afghanistan today. Such challenges were frequent during a recent Afghan Theatre Security Strategies conference, an intimate brainstorming session that brought together top academics, policy experts and development strategists to bring new ideas and approaches to the table.

A high-speed camera catches a recent test firing of NPS’ experimental electromagnetic rail gun. The futuristic device in Senior Lecturer Bill Maier’s lab on the university’s campus uses a current of about 300,000 amperes to produce a projectile acceleration of about 500,000Gs over a distance of less than one foot.
NPS Enters an Era of New Discovery in Future Weapon Systems

Throughout the history of military service, there are few, perhaps only a handful of discoveries and new inventions that completely changed the way forces operate, strategically and operationally. When the musket became part of the infantryman’s standard issue, common sense dictates what impact it had on the sword. As cruise missiles became an integral part of the naval fleet, strategies and concepts of operations of how a ship can support conflict completely changed. Delivering energy fast, accurately, and at a safe distance has been a continuing theme in weapons development.

University Experts Brief Canada’s New Afghanistan Task Force Commander on Winning ‘Mission Impossible’
University Experts Brief Canada’s New Afghanistan Task Force Commander on Winning ‘Mission Impossible’

Only days before Lt. Gen. McChrystal released his strategic reassessment of the war in Afghanistan, the about-to-be commander of NATO’s task force in Kandahar -- ground zero for the fight against the Taliban -- was at the Naval Postgraduate School for three days of intensive briefs from faculty members freshly returned from the country and other top experts on Afghan culture and counterinsurgency.

MOVES Research Summit
Virtual Warriors Push Envelope at 9th Annual MOVES Research Summit

The Naval Postgraduate School Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulations (MOVES) Institute opened its doors to envelope bursting virtual warriors from the military, defense industry and academe at its 9th Annual MOVES Research Summit.

Professor Peter Denning
Professor Honored for His Role in Creating the Modern Internet

It all started as an effort to provide affordable network resources to research universities. Four professors from different universities, including NPS computer science department Chair Peter Denning, fervently believed that the quality of their education would multiply manyfold if all the CS departments were connected. Little did they know it at the time, but the result of their efforts, the Computer Science Network or CSNET, would prove to be one of the first building blocks to what is now the modern-day Internet.

Human Systems Integration Distance Learning Program Launched
NPS Launches Online Human Systems Integration Program

The Naval Postgraduate School has launched a new distance learning (DL) certificate program in Human Systems Integration (HSI) open to all federal government personnel – U.S. civilians, Department of Defense contractors, and officer and enlisted military -- as well as international students.

ECE Students Gain Insight from Guest Lecturers
ECE Students Gain Insight from Guest Lecturers

Doctoral students from the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) enhance their research studies by taking Introduction to Doctoral Research (EC 4000), a seminar course that promotes excellence in research while cultivating interaction between students and faculty.

rsity Researchers Help Record Complete Tornado Lifecycle
University Researchers Help Record Complete Tornado Lifecycle

The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Mobile Phased Array Weather Radar (MWR-05XP) recently completed a six-week deployment to the Great Plains in support of VORTEX2, the largest, most comprehensive tornado field experiment ever conducted.

Naval Postgraduate School Professor of Public Policy Douglas Brook, fresh off a Pentagon tour as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) and Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, delivers a stirring keynote address at spring graduation ceremonies in King Hall, June 19. Brook is also Director of the NPS Center for Defense Management Research.
One of Our Own Rallies Spring Grads with the “Power of Education”

The Naval Postgraduate School tapped a true in-house dignitary, Professor of Public Policy and former Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Douglas Brook, to give the keynote address at spring commencement exercises, June 19.

Spring Quarter Award Winners
Distinguished Prof, Marine Capt. Headline Spring Quarter Award Winners

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding research and academic excellence at the Spring 2009 Awards Ceremony June 9.

JMMES Team
University Team Tapped to Test and Evaluate Revolutionary Reconnaissance System

The Navy has tapped the Naval Postgraduate School to be the Operational Test Agent (OTA) for a new “tunable” multi-mission-capable, multi-sensor reconnaissance and surveillance system that could drastically cut costs while revolutionizing the way the military identifies and tracks targets on land and at sea.

Professor Paul N. Stockton
Senate Confirms Professor Paul Stockton as Assistant Secretary of Defense

Dr. Paul Noble Stockton, former Associate Provost at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was confirmed on May 18, 2009 by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs.

Chairman of the Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research Department has passed the leadership baton.
Eagle Passes OR Chair Baton to Dell

Chairman of the Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research Department has passed the leadership baton.

CCMR Professor Scott Jasper
CCMR Prof Pioneers Book on Transforming Defense Capabilities

NPS Center for Civil Military Relations and National Security Affairs Lecturer retired Navy Capt. Scott Jasper discusses the pioneering anthology he edited, Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security.

Battle Medical
The Power to Heal from 100 Miles Away

Battlefield medical -- Discovery into this new field and the technologies that make it possible are just one of several applications researched through the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation, or CENETIX. 

Complex Operations Case Series
NPS Leads Complex Operations Case Series Development

Recently, NPS Prof. John Arquilla gave a thought provoking Irregular Warfare primer as part of opening remarks to the Consortium for Complex Operations Workshop.

Astronaut James Newman
NPS Professor Inducted into California Astronaut Hall of Fame

Former NASA Astronaut and Naval Postgraduate School Professor of Space Systems James Newman returned to the stars Nov. 19, when he was inducted into the California Astronaut Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Los Angeles during the city's Air Force Week.

VADM (RET) Hughes stands for a portrait at NPS
NPS Remembers VADM (Ret.) Thomas Hughes

The late Vice Adm. Thomas Hughes, a Naval Postgraduate School Distinguished Alumnus who passed away Jan. 13, served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Conrad Chair for Financial Management and Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Business before retiring from the school in 2007.

NPS students with Mini Satellite Launcher
Mini-Satellite Launcher Makes NPS Player in CubeSat Space Race

A Naval Postgraduate School faculty-student team has burst out of the block in the new Space Race to create a mini-satellite "coach class to orbit" with its revolutionary new CubeSat Launcher (NPSCuL).

USSOCOM Honors Netzer
US SOCOM Recognizes Netzer's Contributions in Developing Tactical Networks

US SOCOM Recognizes Netzer's Contributions in Developing Tactical Networks

Distinguished Professor Brij Agrawal
Distinguished Professor Agrawal Elected AIAA Fellow

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Brij Agrawal -- a world leader in satellite communications, relay mirror spacecraft and adaptive space optics -- has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the highest distinction conferred by the global professional society.

Operations Research professors pose for a photo
Military Faculty Member Gains New Insight From Tour With Gen. Petraeus

Operations Research Professor Lt. Col. Lee Ewing spent much of 2008 working for the Commander's Initiative Group in Iraq, had an opportunity to present the team's research efforts to Gen. David Petraeus, then commanding general of Multi-National Force-Iraq.

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