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Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 21

Date: April 20, 2021 to April 22, 2021
Location: Online

The Naval Research Program (NRP) will host a virtual Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 21, April 20-22, 2021. This activity is an essential element in the success of the NPS Naval Research Program, as envisioned by the Secretary of the Navy. It serves as a forum for Navy and Marine organizations to communicate, review, validate, and recommend topics for NPS research in FY22. 

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

All Research Sponsors, NPS faculty and students are invited and encouraged to participate.

For more on this event, please visit Naval Research Working Group 21.

Questions? Contact: or visit our portal at:
Topic Submission & Review Cycle:
List of Important NRP Dates:

Join Us!! Naval Research Working Group 21 | APR 20 – 22 |

V-SGL with Mr. Joseph Bryan

Date: April 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Mr. Joseph Bryan is the Senior Advisor on Climate to the Secretary of Defense. Prior to his appointment, Joe Bryan was principal at a consulting practice focused on clean energy technology and its intersection with national security. Joe previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy where he was responsible for policies relating to the Department’s installation and operational energy programs.

For more on this event, please visit SGL site:

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Learn more about the NPS Climate and Security Network:
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Ask an Astronaut

Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online

In honor of Military Child Appreciation Month, NPS will host an “Ask an Astronaut” event for children of NPS military students, which we will stream live on NPS’ website and take questions from viewers, 29 April at 1000 (pacific). The three astronaut panel includes two NPS alumni – Capt. Dan Bursch, USN (ret.), Capt. Steve Frick, USN (ret.), and Dr. Jim Newman, chair of the Space Systems Academic Group. 

For details, visit:

Navy Life at Home

Date: April 30, 2021

Stay busy, healthy and safe while at home with Navy Life At Home! Resources including virtual counseling, virtual tours, educational tools for the kids, and much more!

Although our facilities are closed, Fleet and Family Readiness Support Programs are far from closed to helping our customers adjust to their new normal.  Our team of professionals have come up with genius proof ideas to keep yourself, family and loved ones safe and resilient.  We challenge you to keep busy while at home.

Please visit NavyLifeSW online for more.

Navy’s 34th Bay Bridge Run/Walk- Virtual

Date: May 9, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Location: Virtual

This event is hosted by the Navy Region Southwest Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program. The event raises funds to support Quality of Life Programs for Navy personnel. MWR Quality of Life programs support the 500,000+ members of our San Diego Military Family. MWR provides healthy and affordable fitness and recreation opportunities at each of the five Navy bases in San Diego County. 

This year we will BRIDGE the distance between us, and participate virtually! Participate from anywhere in the US in any way you want! You'll receive your commemorative 34th Annual event medal, high-quality poly blend T-shirt, and race number in May. Once received, record your "results" through this website, print your custom finisher certificate, wear your swag with pride, and tag us on social media.

For more on this event, please visit NavyLifeSW – Monterey online.


18th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium

Date: May 11, 2021 to May 13, 2021
Location: Online

Every May, the Acquisition Research Program (ARP) hosts this research-focused forum to connect scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. Attendees come from around the world; about half are Naval Postgraduate School faculty and graduate students engaged in acquisition-related research. Senior acquisition officials from the Departments of Defense and the U.S. Navy serve as panel chairs and present their critiques and comments on research papers and priorities.

This year’s keynote speakers are Ms. Stacy Cummings, Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment; Vice Admiral Jon A. Hill, USN, Director of Missile Defense Agency; and Mr. Frederick J. (Jay) Stefany, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition.

To view the program and register, visit the symposium homepage.

Questions? Email
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NPS Students’ Big Idea Exchange 2021 (BIX21)

Date: May 14, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Online

The Big Ideas Exchange (BIX) is an NPS initiative that brings forward new and potentially game-changing thinking developed by NPS students to address grand challenges in American national security. These fresh approaches can become the lifeblood of future innovations in military and naval organization, doctrine, and strategy. They reflect and augment larger changes emerging in the world from recent technological advances.

This year, BIX21 will be held in Reed Hall to a panel of Senior Leaders and Mentors via a COVID-safe format and live streamed out to an open audience. We anticipate six to eight big ideas to present this year to a panel of senior leaders and mentors that are representative of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the joint force, academia, and civilian technology sector.  

To stay connected or view previous year’s presentations, please visit

Memorial Day

Date: May 31, 2021

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

For more on this holiday and others, please visit OPM.GOV.

Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony

Date: June 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.

The Naval Postgraduate School Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony is currently scheduled for Friday, June 18, 2021.

Viewing will be available at

Please visit Graduation site for more information.

Reporting Date (International)

Date: June 20, 2021

International Students are to report back on Sunday, June 20, 2021.


For arriving students, please stay informed and read the most current and applicable guidance from DoD leadership. Please visit Students or NPS COVID-19 websites for latest information.

Reporting Date (U.S. Students)

Date: June 28, 2021

U.S. Students are to report back on Monday, June 28, 2021.


For arriving students, please stay informed and read the most current and applicable guidance from DoD leadership. Please visit Students or NPS COVID-19 websites for latest information.

Independence Day

Date: July 4, 2021

Independence Day is a federal holiday celebrated on July 4th. On this day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted at the Second Continental Congress.

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