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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL NAVAL RESEARCH WORKING GROUP 15-1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/JAN//
RMKS/1. This message announces that Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will
host an NPS Naval Research Working Group 30 March - 3 April 2015 aboard the
Monterey campus. The working group is an essential element in the success of
the NPS Naval Research Program (NRP), as envisioned by the Secretary of the
Navy. The working group serves as a forum for Navy and Marine Corps
organizations to communicate, review, validate, and recommend topics for NPS
research in fiscal year 2016 (FY-16). SECNAVINST 1524.2C states "an active
academic research program is vital to the quality of education provided to
students, the attraction and retention of exceptional faculty members, and
the provision of real-time, directly relevant deliverables to government
sponsors." During the main event, an all-hands plenary session, attendees
with research requirements (topic sponsors) will be asked to present a short
briefing to faculty and students summarizing the topic(s), the benefit(s) to
the services, and expected deliverables from the research. Attending topic
sponsors will have the opportunity to participate in a brief sponsor-only
breakout session to coordinate and collaborate on research requirements of
mutual interest prior to the plenary session. Following the plenary session
day, attendees will participate in student and faculty breakout sessions
throughout the week to solidify research requirement topic definitions.
Sponsors will also have the opportunity to conduct interim progress reviews
for ongoing FY-15 projects. There will be limited video teleconference (VTC)
scheduling opportunities available for topic sponsors that are unable to
attend the working group. However, based upon previous experience, there is
a greater likelihood that projects will encourage interest of faculty and
students when topic sponsors personally present topics, discuss, and scope
projects in real-time face-to-face meetings.
2. Registration for the Naval Research Working Group, either as a topic
sponsor or attending participant, can be completed online at
15-1-tickets-14069382903. This is an excellent annual opportunity for the
Navy and Marine Corps to effectively leverage NPS faculty expertise and
student operational experience as valuable research assets. All NPS faculty
and students are invited and encouraged to participate in the week's events
and are required to attend the plenary session, as appropriate.
3. Travel, billeting costs, and other arrangements associated with this
working group will be the individual unit's responsibility. For lodging, a
block of rooms has been established for participants with the Navy Gateway
Inns and Suites (NGIS), Monterey. Reservations can be made by contacting the
NGIS front desk at (831) 656-2060, Option 1, not later than 14 March 2015.
The NGIS website is located at http://www.nps.edu/services/ngis/.
a. Conference Exception. This working group has been designated a Title
10 function and is therefore conference exempt. Further, it has been
formally vetted and meets exemption 4.b. on pages 15-16 of Deputy Chief
Management Office, Office of the Secretary of Defence memo of 6 November
2013, as an internal agency business matter held on a military installation,
b. Mission Critical Travel. Although sponsor attendance is highly
encouraged, mission criticality for working group attendance will be
established by the travelers' command.
4. Additional information on the NPS Naval Research Working Group 15-1 can
be found online at
ing%2C+15-1. This site includes information regarding presentation
submission requirements, topic submission information, templates, maps, etc.
Topic submission to the above website will be open 15 February - 15 March
2015. All topic slide submissions made via the website must be unclassified.
5. Working group basic schedule (please visit the website in para. 4 above
for more detailed information). Monday, 30 March 2015 � Travel day Tuesday,
31 March 2015 - Sponsor Sync Session/Keynote Speakers/Plenary Sessions
Wednesday, 1 April 2015 � Breakout Sessions/Interim Progress Reviews (IPRs)
Thursday, 2 April 2015 - Breakout Sessions/IPRs Friday, 3 April 2015 -
Sponsor Hotwash/Sponsor Outbriefs/Travel day (pm).
6. The primary point of contact for this event is LtCol Mark Raffetto at
(831) 656-2794 or via e-mail at Raffetto(at)nps.edu. The alternate point of
contact is Rod Abbott at (831) 656-2579 or via e-mail at rpabbott(at)nps.edu.
7. This message will remain in effect until superseded or 31 May 2015,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff//