Office of Naval Research International Science & Technology


American Chamber of Commerce Singapore

  • CAPT Chip Fowler, Commanding Officer
  • 32 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • May 30, 2008

  • Naval Research Laboratory (Appropriations Act, 1916):“[Conduct] exploratory and research work…necessary…for the benefit of Government service, including the construction, equipment, and operation of a laboratory….”
  • Office of Naval Research (Public Law 588, 1946):“…plan, foster, and encourage scientific research in recognition of its paramount importance as related to the maintenance of future naval power, and the preservation of national security.…”
  • Ensure alignment of Naval S&T with Naval missions and future capability needs
  • Communicate the S&T vision and approach to senior decision makers, key stakeholders, S&T partners, customers and performers
  • Balance and manage the S&T portfolio based on some key tenets:
    • Strive to touch intellectual capital worldwide
    • LeverageU.S. and global technology insights
    • Sponsor primarily external performers
    • Maintain NRL in-house research capability as the Navy/Marine Corps Corporate Laboratory
    • Manage a balanced portfolio with technical Program Officers


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