​NAVAL RESEARCH WORKING GROUP (NRWG) 18, 10-12 APR 2018, MONTEREY CA

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AMPN/REF A IS THE NAVAL RESEARCH PROGRAM CHARTER.// POC/CAMARDO, 
LOUIS/LTCOL/UNIT: NPS/-/TEL: 831-656-2794/
EMAIL: CAMARDO(AT)NPS.EDU//

RMKS/1. This message convenes and provides administrative updates for the 
execution of the Naval Research Working Group (NRWG) 18 meeting, 10-12 Apr
2018 at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA.

2. Per Ref A, the NRWG meeting will convene aboard NPS in order to address 
current and future naval research requirements, integrate NPS faculty into 
the total naval R&D capability, and disseminate the knowledge gained from 
these research projects to stakeholders.

3. NRWG meeting participants include NPS students, faculty, staff, and 
individuals from Navy and Marine Corps agencies who have research or analysis 
needs.  These agencies are termed topic sponsors.

4. NRWG 18 will follow the same format as NRWG 17. Each topic sponsor will be 
assigned a tradeshow booth in the NPS McNitt Ballroom where they will be able 
to discuss research opportunities with NPS faculty and students.  There will 
no longer be a plenary session or revolving panel sessions where topic 
sponsors present research topics.  Topic sponsors should enter research 
topics in the topic portal on the NPS Naval Research Program
(NRP) website no later than 19 Mar 2018 in order to be included in the NRWG 
program. The topic portal is located at 
https:(slash)(slash)my.nps.edu/nrp/topic-portal.  For those without an NPS 
login, a CAC card is required to log in.  Additionally, each attending topic 
sponsor POC may coordinate In-Progress Reviews (IPRs) during NRWG 18 with 
faculty and students currently conducting sponsored research projects.

5. Tentative schedule.  Travel days will be Monday and Friday, 09 and 13 Apr
2018 respectively.

5.1. Day One (Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018):
0730-0830 Topic sponsor sync session,
0900-1430 Revolving Panel Sessions, NPS lab tours and IPRs,
1500-1630 Keynote Speaker,
1700-2000 Social and faculty research poster session

5.2. Day Two (Wednesday, 11 Apr 2018):
0800-1200 and 1300-1700 Research tradeshow

5.3. Day Three (Thursday, 12 Apr 2018):
0900-1200 Revolving Panel Sessions, NPS lab tours and IPRs,
1300-1500 Topic sponsor out brief and hotwash,
1500-1700 No-host social in the Trident Room.

6. The NRWG will result in the development of Initial Research Estimate Forms 
(IREFs).  These forms will be forwarded to the Navy Topic Review Board (TRB) 
for vetting and validation.  The TRB will be coordinated via separate 
correspondence.

7. The NRWG end state includes IREFs addressing topic sponsor research needs, 
active relationships between topic sponsors and NPS faculty, investment in 
the intellectual capital of NPS students, and stakeholders prepared to 
execute service-relevant research once approved by the TRB.

8. Registration.  All attendees should register for the NRWG at
https:(slash)(slash)my.nps.edu/nrp/nrwg-18 under the register tab.  Indicate 
if you are a topic sponsor who would like a booth.

9. The uniform for the NRWG will be khakis (or equivalent) for military and 
business casual for civilians.

10. Visit requests.  Although the NRWG meeting will be conducted at the 
unclassified level, there may be a requirement for discussion of classified 
material.  If applicable, please submit visit requests for NRWG 18 via the 
Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).  Sensitive Compartmented 
Information (SCI) clearances should be submitted under SMO Code 622713; 
collateral clearances should be submitted under SMO Code 622715.  Ensure the 
request lists LtCol Camardo as the technical POC.  Please contact the NPS 
security office at 831-656-3448 to verify receipt.

11. Lodging.

11.1. Due to ongoing renovation of the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS), 
there is very limited on-campus billeting that will be arranged by the NRP.
A block of rooms has been reserved for the Naval Research Working Group at 
Herrmann Hall.  In order to access that block of rooms, please notify LtCol 
Camardo at camardo(at)nps.edu or 831-656-2794 of your intent.  You will be 
provided a confirmation number which you will use when contacting NGIS at 
Herrmann Hall.  This will guarantee your room as part of the NRWG block of 
rooms.  NGIS will not honor requests for the NRWG block of rooms unless they 
come from the NRP.

11.2. There is also a block of rooms reserved for NRWG participants at the 
nearby Navy Lodge, which can be reached at 831-372-6133.  When contacting the 
Navy Lodge, provide the NRWG Group ID number.

12. Travel, billeting costs, and other arrangements associated with this 
meeting will be the individual units responsibility.

13. DTS will identify the 2018 max per diem rate for Monterey, CA, 93943.

14. Transportation.  Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.
Rental car is authorized.

15. Wireless access is available throughout the NPS campus.  SIPR access is 
available in the NPS Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) or 
Dudley Knox Library.

16. Storage.  The SCIF can accommodate storage of classified material up to 
and including top secret.

17. Conference exemption.  This working group has been designated a Title 10 
function and is therefore conference exempt.  Further, it has been formally 
vetted and meets exemption 4B in Section IV of DoD Conference Guidance dtd 06 
Nov 2013, as an internal agency business matter.

18. Mission critical travel.  Although sponsor attendance is highly 
encouraged, mission criticality for NRWG attendance will be established by 
the individual travelers command.

19. Released by Vice Admiral W. R. Merz, N9.//

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