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To give our Fleet an Advantage over adversaries
Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic is a Navy Engineering and Information Technology Command and part of the Naval Research and Development Establishment.
Our work is shaped by requirements that demand research and engineering with the goal of delivering the operational advantage gained from fully integrating Naval information functions, capabilities and resources to optimize decision making and maximize warfighting effects.
We deliver the products and solutions that help our customers accomplish their mission today and into the future and, most importantly, serve our nation by delivering information warfare solutions that protect national security.
Focuses on providing DARPA with technical expertise and direct support to DARPA Science and Technology programs which are focused on providing or preventing strategic and tactical surprise. These programs are high-payoff, high-risk development efforts of critical technologies and systems that enable information warfare solutions for the Warfighters of today and the future.
Provides technical expertise and direct support to S&T programs facilitated by ONR that enable the future operational concepts of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. In support of ONR objectives, the Business Unit currently performs innovative research and development (R&D) of leap ahead technologies and future Naval capabilities; leadership and Program Management (PM) duties for major S&T programs; quick reaction, prototyping, and experimentation; and global technology awareness. In addition, we support technology demonstrations and assessments where industry, academia, and/or government-developed prototypes are presented for Warfighter feedback.
Section 219 of NDAA established a mechanism whereby a defense laboratory may fund basic and applied research, transition of technologies developed by the defense laboratory into operational use, recruitment and retention of personnel with needed scientific and engineering expertise, and revitalization and recapitalization of the laboratories. Basic research is directed toward greater knowledge of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. Applied research is understanding the means to meet a recognized and specific need. It may be oriented toward the design and development of prototypes. Technology transition moves mature technologies into programs of record. Workforce development grows the technical knowledge, skills and abilities of our scientists and engineers according to their assigned competencies. Facilities recapitalization builds the infrastructure of our laboratories with new equipment or for the establishment of new laboratories.
Provides technical expertise and direct support to S&T programs sponsored by a variety of DoD organizations, including OSD, DASD (EC&P), SCO and TENCAP. Initiatives define and enable the future Naval and Joint operational concepts.
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