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Winter Assigned to Naval Research

September 23, 2014

Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, USN, will be assigned as chief of Naval Research; and director, Innovation, Technology Requirements, and Test and Evaluation, Arlington, Virginia. 

ONeil Appointed to Office of Naval Research

Rick ONeil has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and named as executive director for acquisition management for the Office of Naval Research.

Tracking Humans in Defense Studies

August 21, 2012

The U.S. Defense Department is creating a department-wide system to track and manage human subjects in studies the federal government funds. A Web-based application developed by the Office of Naval Research, called the Protections in Research, Oversight Management Information System, will form the basis for the new system.

ONR Taps Killion for Office of Transition

August 13, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, has appointed Dr. Thomas H. Killion director of its Office of Transition.

U.S. Navy Sets Sights on Shipboard Lasers

May 10, 2012

The U.S. Navy is moving beyond demonstrations and into the development of a working prototype of a solid-state laser weapon for warships.

Tech Transfer Revisited--Saving Lives On/Off the Battlefield

February 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

A U.S. Navy mine-hunting robot can locate a mine, so why not build a commercial robot with the same ability to detect cancer and other diseased cells in the human body? An Office of Naval Research effort is doing just that.

U.S. Navy Modifies Persistent Surveillance Contract

August 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Logos Technologies, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded an almost  $8 million contract modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the lightweight expeditionary airborne persistent surveillance overseas contingency operations. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

Superlative Technologies to Support Office of Naval Research

July 21, 2011
By George Seffers

Superlative Technologies Incorporated, Ashburn, Virginia, is being awarded a contract potentially valued at more than $35 million to provide information technology support services for the command, control communications, and computer (C4) systems that support the Office of Naval Research (ONR) headquarters. The scope of the contract is to provide services for program management business process improvement and operational support services to ONR as it further develops its emerging business processes supported by state-of-the-art information technologies. ONR needs all of its legacy C4 support in one enterprise program that will support planning, program management, integration, operation, and maintenance of the communications, computer networks, software applications. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

SAIC Selected for Ship Motion Forecasting Program

July 6, 2011
By George Seffers

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded almost $15 million for the environment and ship motion forecasting program, which seeks to provide sea-based ship and cargo system operators with seaway environmental forecasting in order to predict ship motions and determine windows of opportunity for inter-intra-ship material and personnel environment. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

GD to Develop Open Architecture Back-End Processor

June 13, 2011
By George Seffers

The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, a nearly $8 million contract to develop an open system architecture (OSA) common back-end digital processor for the entire family of Air Force radio frequency electronic devices, to include radars, signals intelligence sensors, electronic-warfare and communication systems. General Dynamics will use open interface standards to develop modular, plug-and-play, multi-mission electronic back-end processors that leverage technologies developed under other OSA initiatives conducted by the Office of Naval Research. Back-end processors are used to analyze sensor signals-once they have been converted from analog to digital formats-that have been collected by the radio frequency devices.


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