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Our Stakeholders

The NPS Naval Research Program execution marries together the inputs from our critical stakeholder set (Navy and USMC topic sponsors, NPS faculty, and NPS students) in order to provide: (1) cutting edge free research project execution for topic sponsors; (2) real world Navy and Marine Corps research requirement needs for NPS student thesis subjects; and (3) introduction to and execution of the continuity of ongoing and future Navy and Marine Corps sponsor research subjects for NPS faculty.

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Meeting Fleet Objectives

Resources and Requirements Review Board (R3B)

The R3B is the Navy’s 3 and 4-star forum for reviewing and making decisions on Navy requirements and resource issues. The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Integration of Capabilities and Resources (CNO (N8)) generally serves as the chairperson. DoN R3B Charter

It serves as the focal point for decision-making regarding Navy and Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)  Acquisition Category (ACAT) I through IV and abbreviated acquisition requirements, as well as: 

-Validates non-acquisition related, emergent, and Joint requirements
-Coordinates service input to Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) processes

-Resolves cross-enterprise or cross-sponsor issues. 

This 3-star level formal board, staffed by Navy Admirals and DoD personnel, is held quarterly or on an as-needed basis to meet high priority Department of the Navy and Marine Corps needs. Presense or absense of R3B or MROC approval for a topic is validated by the Topic Sponsor.

Topic proposals that have already been reviewed by R3B or MROC will receive higher NRP priority for research.

 

Marine Requirements Overview Council

The MROC is the primary, enterprise-level USMC leadership forum to advise and assist the Commandant of the Marine Corps in the execution of his Title 10 United States Code and Joint Chiefs of Staff responsibilities. MCO5311.6 Advocates and Proponents in the MROC Process

This 3-star level formal board, staffed by Marine Corps Generals and DoD personnel, is held quarterly or on an as-needed basis to meet high priority Department of the Navy and Marine Corps needs. Presense or absense of R3B or MROC approval for a topic is validated by the Topic Sponsor.

Topic proposals that have already been reviewed by R3B or MROC will receive higher NRP priority for research.

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 STUDENTS...

 

Nearly 1,300 students attend the Naval Postgraduate School. The student body consists of officers from the five U.S. uniformed services, officers from approximately 30 ally countries, and a small number of civilian federal and state employees.

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 FACULTY...

 

Over 740 scholars and professionals, six percent of whom are military officers and over one-third of whom are tenured or tenure-track, comprise the NPS faculty. To strengthen expertise and program relevance, and to expedite research successes at NPS, a robust mix of tenured faculty, lecturers, and visiting professionals integrate teaching with research, demonstrating the immediate applicability of defense-related theories to defense-related problems, many times resulting in patent-eligible technologies.

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 TOPIC SPONSORS...


Topic Sponsors are Research Sponsors that have chosen to sponsor/advocate for one or more NRP topics. They consist of, but are not limited to, representatives from ASN (RDA), N1, N2/N6, N3/N5, N4, N8, N9, SSP, NAVSEA, NAVAIR, Fleet Force(s) DC CD&I, DC Aviation, DC PP&O, DC MR&A, DC I&L, DC P&R, MEF(s), CG TECOM, Director of Intelligence, Director C4, MCSC, ONR, MCWL, E2O, etc.

Topic Sponsor Leads are single points of contact within each of the participating topic sponsor organizations charged with coordinating the submission of individual topics, and the review of matched topics, from within their organization.

Topic Sponsor Representatives are the participants in the NRWG designated to represent one or more submitted topics.

Research Sponsors consist of members of the naval research enterprise that share goals with the NPS NRP. Research Sponsors may choose to participate in the NPS NRP to take advantage of the exchanges facilitated between Topic Sponsors and NPS faculty and students. They may also choose to augment the NPS NRP by provided external funding for one or more of the projects that have been deemed to be a requirement by the Navy Topics Review Board (TRB) or Marine Executive Review Board (ERB).

ERB/TRB Representative Organizations are comprised of individuals from ASN (RDA), N1, N2/N6, N3/N5, N4, N8, N9, Fleet Force(s), I, II, & III MEF, E2O, HQMC Aviation, HQMC I&L, HQMC MR&A, HQMC PP&O, HQMC P&R, CDET, MCMSMO, MARCORSYSCOM, MCWL, MARFORCYBER, and MARFORRES. Topics will be represented at the ERB/TRB by a representative of one of these organizations as appropriate. Review the Topic Submission and Review Cycle for more detail.