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IO-Related Research at NPS

There are several active research programs at NPS. While they are not focused wholly on information operations, they do IO related research at times. The most relevant programs are listed to the right. The NPS research webpage is located at http://www.nps.edu/research/

In addtion to these established programs, professors and students at NPS engage in academic research in areas related to IO. Students are required to complete a thesis to receive their degree, and many chose a topic in the IO field, or in support of one of the IRCs.

NPS student theses are maintained in a database at the NPS library and are available through this link: http://library.nps.edu/web/library/nps-theses.

For a listing of approved/recommended research topics, please see the DoD-Wide Research tab, Research Topics.

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  • Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) Program
    • The NPS Field Experimentation program exists to: (1) provide an opportunity for NPS faculty and students to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies related to their research in an operational field environment, and (2) provide the operational community the opportunity to utilize and experiment with these technologies.
  • Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab
    • Embedded within the Defense Analysis Department at NPS, the Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab mission is to research and develop practitioner knowledge and ability in data collection and analysis of the human domain. Our research is primarily focused on social network, geospatial, and temporal analyses along with social media exploitation. The application of these methodologies and techniques, and the analytical software tools associated with them, enables academics, our students, and operational practitioners to collect, manage, and fuse data to create a more complete picture of the common operational environment. Our niche is bridging the gap between theory and operational capability.
  • Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)
    • Information at http://my.nps.edu/web/CRUSER/
    • CRUSER is a facilitator for the Navy's common research interests in current and future unmanned systems and robotics.