​NAVAL RESEARCH PROGRAM TOPIC REVIEW BOARD-15 JUN 2016-WASHINGTON DC

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SUBJ/NAVAL RESEARCH PROGRAM TOPIC REVIEW BOARD-15 JUN 2016-WASHINGTON DC//



REF/A/DOC/ONR WASHINGTON DC CNR, MCWL/AUG2015//
AMPN/REF A IS THE NAVAL RESEARCH PROGRAM CHARTER.//
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RMKS/1. This message convenes and provides administrative updates for the 
execution of the Naval Research Program (NRP) Topic Review Board (TRB).

2. As a result of the Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) meeting at the 
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), 39 Navy sponsors have submitted 237 proposed 
research topics. NPS faculty members have selected those topics on which they 
desire to conduct research during Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) and initiated an 
Initial Research Estimate Form (IREF) for each research topic that they 
desire to have completed for NRP funding.  Those IREFs will be reviewed, 
validated as requirements, and allocated funding based on topic sponsor 
prioritized rankings at the TRB.

3. Per ref A, the TRB will convene on 15 June 2016 at the Office of Naval 
Research in Arlington, VA in order to review, validate, prioritize, and 
recommend assignment of resources toward the proposed IREFs generated as a 
result of the NRWG.

4. The TRB is led by the executive director of the Office of Naval Research. 
The board is composed of O-6 (or equivalent) representatives from every Navy 
sponsor organization with proposed work for consideration or review.  The TRB 
will verify that the proposed research is relevant, review proposals for 
combining research efforts with other existing or proposed work in order to 
avoid duplication, and recommend assignment of resources toward proposed 
research.  TRB output will be a list of Navy research to be undertaken by the 
students and faculty of NPS for FY17.  The TRB end state are vetted research 
proposals that directly address topic sponsor research requirements and are 
resourced for execution by students and faculty at NPS.

5. The TRB will be held 15 June 2016 from 0900-1200 at the Office of Naval 
Research, One Liberty Center, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203 
in conference room 1454.

6. Every topic sponsor who has approved at least one IREF is requested to 
identify and send an O-6 (or equivalent) representative to participate in the 
TRB.  Every topic sponsor representative who attends the TRB is requested to 
bring their organizations list of IREFs ranked in order from highest priority 
to lowest priority.

7. Schedule.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 
0900-0915: Opening remarks by Executive Director, Office of Naval Research
0915-1145: TRB reviews IREF prioritization and determines allocation of 
resources
1145-1200: Closing remarks by Executive Director, Office of Naval Research

8. Sponsor representatives (O-6, equivalent representatives, or attending 
board members) are requested to RSVP to the listed POC not later than 13 June 
2016.

9. Attire.  The uniform will be khakis (or equivalent) for those in uniform 
and business attire for civilians (coat and tie, or equivalent).

10. Lodging.  Attendees not stationed in the National Capital Region will 
arrange their own billeting.

11. Travel, billeting costs, and other arrangements associated with the board 
will be the individual units responsibility.

12. Defense Travel System (DTS) will identify the 2016 max per diem rate for 
the District of Columbia.

13. Transportation.  Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.  
Commands may authorize rental cars as appropriate.

14. Conference exception.  The TRB is the culminating event of the NRWG, 
which has been formally vetted and meets exemption 4B in Section IV of DoD 
Conference Guidance (6 November 2013) as an internal agency business matter.

15. Mission critical travel.  Although sponsor attendance is highly 
encouraged, mission criticality for TRB attendance will be established by the 
travelers command.  Video teleconferencing is not available.//

16.  Released by Vice Admiral J. P. Mulloy, N8.//

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