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Privacy Act Lead Details Latest DOD Policy With PII Team
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Operations Chris Gaucher serves as NPS’ Privacy Act Coordinator, ensuring the management of personally-identifiable information (PII) remains in compliance in all ... Read More

Defense industry execs talk innovation with future program managers
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Graduate School of Business and Public Policy brought together two captains of industry for a panel discussion titled “Challenges of Innovation in Defense Acquisi... Read More

Alumnus honors legacy of iconic NPS Professor Richard W. Hamming
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Dr. Martin Mandelberg has embarked on an effort to honor one of the 20th century’s greatest minds, esteemed computer scientist and mentor NPS Distinguished Prof... Read More

Big Ideas Exchange seeks tactical edge to address Marine Corps challenges
The U.S. Marine Corps at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted the university’s latest Big Idea Exchange (BIX) presenting and discussing their cutting-edge research and ideas with a greater Navy ... Read More

Distinguished Faculty Awarded Top Spot in Prestigious Essay Contest
Two leading Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) professors have just won a prestigious essay competition for a co-authored article challenging the United States Navy to fully lean into the coming ascenden... Read More

Big Ideas Exchange highlights struggle for cyber advantage
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty and students researching the cutting-edge of how the U.S. can gain an advantage in cyberspace shared their game-changing research during the latest Big Ideas Ex... Read More

Ad Hoc Student Team Wins Hackathon With Innovation in UAS Detection
When confronted with a challenge of a mounting national security concern, a motley crew of students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) did not hesitate to band together to swiftly devise an inge... Read More

MACO Graduate Commissioned to Warrant Officer
Chief Cryptologic Technician (Networks) Kurt Myers was commissioned to Chief Warrant Officer 2 in a ceremony held on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus, Nov. 30. Myers, a recent graduate of NP... Read More

Marine Cyber Chief Stresses the Role of Humans, Not Hardware, in the Fight
Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, took the opportunity to candidly address Marines attending the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) during a visit to the un... Read More

SFS Grad Turns Opportunity into Award-Winning Research
For the past 17 years, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has offered a Scholarship for Service (SFS) program for its master’s degree in computer science with a specialization in cybersecurity and cy... Read More

NPS Students, Faculty and Alumni Well Represented in SECNAV Innovation Awards
In early 2018 during his first visit to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Richard V. Spencer offered his vision for the future of the university, callin... Read More

NPS-Developed Software Detects System Design Errors Early
A small group of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty has teamed up with NPS’ Center for Educational Design, Development and Distribution (CED3) to develop a software-based tool which has the power... Read More

NPS’ MOVES Institute Reflects on 30 Years of Virtual Reality
For the past 30 years, virtual reality has proven to be a foundational technology, one that has completely changed the way humans interact with machines, opening new doors and possibilities that are s... Read More

NPS Students Teach CyberOps Fundamentals Through Gaming
Two Naval Postgraduate School students have created a way to bridge a training gap in U.S. military cyber operations … through a game. For their master’s thesis, U.S. Army Master Sgt. David “Ty” Long... Read More

Hamming Award Recipient Recognized for Interdisciplinary Studies in Big Data
Dr. James Scrofani, Associate Professor in the NPS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the university’s Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS), is the winner of the... Read More

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Shares Insights with NPS
It’s not every day that an individual considered to be a ‘Father of the Internet’ comes to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), but when he does, he is met with an electrifying intimacy and candid dis... Read More

Junior Cyber Ops Officer Recognized with Top Army Student Award
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Shmel was presented with the Association of U.S. Army (AUSA) Stilwell Chapter Award for Top Army Student during the quarterly Student Awards Ceremony in Herrmann Hall, Sept. ... Read More

NPS Cyber Graduate Detects Active Vulnerability Through His Thesis Research
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Computer Science is to advance the combat effectiveness of the U.S. and allied armed forces through unique graduate education program... Read More

NPS Faculty, Students Develop Innovative Cyber Defense for Front Line Operators
In the realm of cyber defense, timing is critical ... An immediate, structured response to a cyber incident can make a critical difference in mitigating an attack. In order to meet this challenge, fac... Read More

Former NPS Professor and Personal Computing Pioneer Memorialized on Campus
Dr. Gary A. Kildall is not a household name, but he should be. Kildall’s contributions to personal computing could easily place him on equal billing with modern day tech moguls like Steve Jobs and Bi... Read More

NPS Professor Brings ‘Elementary’ Lessons in Coding to Regional School
In support of National Computer Science Education Week, NPS Department of Applied Mathematics Associate Professor Dr. Ralucca Gera helped plan a series of educational events for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade... Read More

Big Ideas Exchange Details Game-Changing Ideas Percolating Across Campus
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) held its latest Big Ideas Exchange (BIX) on the university campus, Dec. 2, showcasing some of the grand ideas explored across the institution. This edition featured... Read More

Cyber Endeavor Focuses on Internet of Everything
Cyber experts and technology leaders congregated at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, June 21-23, for Cyber Endeavour. Focused on the theme, “The Internet of everything and ... Read More

Navy, DOD Dare Top Coders to #HacktheSky
Last year, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) set a world record by flying a swarm of 50 autonomous drones all controlled by a single operator. Now, NPS and the Department of the Navy Office of Strat... Read More

NPS IT Secures $1 Million Grant to Expand HPC Capabilities
A team of researchers and information technology experts at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has secured nearly $1 million in funding from the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Modernization Program... Read More

Big Ideas Exchange Highlights Cyber Security, Innovation
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Distinguished Professor and Cebrowski Institute Director Dr. Peter Denning welcomed attendees to NPS’ Big Ideas Exchange in Ingersoll Hall, Dec. 4. Inspired by the huge... Read More

Leadership Gets to Know NPS’ Summer STEM Interns
There are nearly 100 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) interns on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) campus this summer, and NPS President retired Vice Adm. Ronald A. Route and ... Read More

CORE Lab Helps Law Enforcement Explore Social Network Analysis
A diverse group of law enforcement officials recently converged on the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in order to learn about and collaborate on the burgeoning field of Social Network Analysis (SNA).... Read More

NPS Information Technology Leads Successful .EDU Accreditation
It was an all-hands effort, but thanks to the Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Technology and Communications Services (ITACS) department, the university has successfully completed network accre... Read More

Iconic Researcher, Teacher Richard Hamming Maintains Lasting Legacy on Campus
“The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers,” once noted renowned mathematician and former Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Professor Richard W. Hamming. For the man who set aside a lifetime of g... Read More

NPS Researchers Challenge Citizen Scientists to "Change the Game”
Despite its lengthy title and awkward acronym, the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet, or MMOWGLI, has garnered increased attention in recent day as policy makers have leverage... Read More

Navy Strategist Applies Expertise to Development of Stronger Communities
U.S. Navy Capt. Wayne Porter twice served as Adm. Mike Mullen’s “deep thinker” in strategic systems. Until recently, he served as the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Chair of Systemic Strategy and C... Read More

NPS Student’s National Cyber Professionals Association Garners High-Level Attention
In the critical field of cyber operations, the work of an Army officer with little background in computer science has garnered considerable attention from several of the nation’s most respected cyberw... Read More

Naval Studies Program Pits NPS Student Expertise Against Navy’s Challenges
The Office of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) has turned to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and its core of operationally-experienced students and expert faculty to directly address some of the... Read More

NPS Professors Awarded Prestigious Grant to Explore Ethics of Cyberwarfare
The National Science Foundation has awarded NPS Department of Defense Analysis Assistant Professor Dr. Bradley “BJ” Strawser and Department of Computer Science Professor Dr. Neil C. Rowe with a three-... Read More

U.S. Cyber Command Chief Inducted Into NPS Hall of Fame
U.S. Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, was inducted into the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall o... Read More

Midshipmen Intern, Mentor with NPS Cyber Academic Group Faculty
A small cadre of midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are wrapping-up a weeks-long internship with Naval Postgraduate School Cyber Academic Group (CAG) faculty, June 18. Sponsored by th... Read More

Cyber Security Hall of Famer Dorothy Denning Discusses the Ethics of Cyber Warfare
The United Nations Charter prohibits the use of force by one state against another. But in the cyber world, where are the borders and what constitutes force? Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Defense An... Read More

NPS’ First Cyber Systems Graduates Honored for Thesis Research
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has graduated its first cohort of students through the Master of Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO) degree program, and student-driven research is already showing p... Read More

Vice Chief Ferguson Holds All-Hands Call at Naval Postgraduate School
Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Mark Ferguson addressed Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff during an all-hands call on the university campus, April 25. During the ... Read More

Cyber Warriors Professional Association Another Sign of Evolving Battlefield
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student, U.S. Army Capt. Joseph Billingsley of Stamford, Conn., is building the military’s first cyber warfare professionals association. The Military Cyber Professi... Read More

NPS Student Uses Social Science Background to Promote Change
When Naval Postgraduate School Mechanical Engineering student Lt. Ryan Hilger sees a need for change, he turns to his background in social science to engage people in conversation around the issue. It... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Selected for Inaugural Cyber Security Hall of Fame Class
In a nod to the dedication and influence of one of the Naval Postgraduate School’s exceptional faculty, NPS Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Distinguished Professor, Dr. Dorothy Denning, has been i... Read More

NPS Interns Pay It Forward to Local Middle School Students
While the Naval Postgraduate School’s mission is to provide education and research that enhances our national security, one of the by-products has long included opportunities for young people through ... Read More

Computer Science Alumnus Keynotes Spring Quarter Graduation
A day of perfect weather welcomed family and friends of this quarter’s graduates to the NPS campus for the Spring 2012 Graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, June 15.  NPS President Dan Oliver i... Read More

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Outlines the Future Navy During SGL
Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visited his alma mater to offer a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL), Feb. 16 to students, faculty and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School (... Read More

NPS Establishes Interdisciplinary Cyber Academic Group
In the January 2012 “Priorities for the 21st Century Defense” report, the Department of Defense listed cyberspace operations as one of the 10 primary missions for the armed forces. The growing threats... Read More

Navy’s Cyber Commander Participates in NPS’ Information Dominance Symposium
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. 10th Fleet, visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to present at the university’s Information Dominance Senior Leader ... Read More

Security Solutions Lecture Presented by NSA Technical Director Neal Ziring
Neal Ziring, Technical Director in the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency (NSA), provided a lecture titled “Building Robust Security Solutions Using Layering and Indepen... Read More

NPS Team Wins MILCOM Best Paper Award for Plan to Secure Networks From Compromised Devices
NPS Computer Science Professor Geoffrey Xie, recent NPS graduate Lt. Scott Huchton, and Assistant Professor Robert Beverly were awarded the 2011 Fred W. Ellersick Military Communications (MILCOM) Awar... Read More

NPS Faculty, Researchers Promote Computer Science in, Beyond Local Community
With computer technology well entrenched in every aspect of life, and cybersecurity a critical component of national security, the demand for computer science professionals has grown dramatically. Unf... Read More

Workshop Explores Multidisciplinary Approaches to Today’s Cyber Threats
The Department of Defense’s Information Operations Center for Excellence, located at the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Army Reserve Information Operations Command joined together as co-chairs for... Read More

Jordan Embraces Education Amidst Neighbors in Turmoil
In recent months, many North African and Middle Eastern countries, including U.S. allies, have experienced substantial unrest and internal conflict in a period that has become known as ‘Arab Spring.’ ... Read More

NPS Launches Online Wargame Focused on Countering Piracy
Researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, in coordination with the San Francisco Bay-area based Institute for the Future (... Read More

NPS Team Participates in NSA’s Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
A team from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) again participated in the 11th annual National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) in late April. The CDX takes place annually... Read More

Oracle Corp. Security Chief Lectures at NPS
In today’s technology-driven world, the importance of cybersecurity has never been greater. To help push this point forward, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) hosted a Secretary of the Navy Guest Le... Read More

Military Robotics Revolution Expert Gives SGL as Supercomputer Beats Its Human Creators
Just one day before “Watson,” the IBM Supercomputer, made history by defeating its human creators, one of the nation’s top robotics experts held NPS students and faculty spell bound with his fast-pace... Read More

Exploring Robotics and Autonomous Capabilities with Dr. George Bekey
A captivated audience of NPS students, faculty and staff attended a lecture on Autonomous Systems, presented by George Bekey, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern Calif... Read More

NIST Computer Scientist and Researcher Dr. Ron Ross Discusses Cybersecurity During Latest SGL
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) senior computer scientist and information security researcher Dr. Ron Ross presented a lecture to students, staff and faculty on the new challenge... Read More

Mids Get the Trophy, but NPS Wins Cyber Defense Exercise
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) took top honors in the 10th annual National Security Agency (NSA) sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) conducted April 20-23. Although NPS was ineligible to recei... Read More

Faculty Across Campus Share Expertise During Cybersecurity Awareness Month
As part of its ongoing Centennial Year celebrations, the Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Technology and Communications Services (ITACS) hosted a rich spectrum of educational events throughout ... Read More

Professor Honored for His Role in Creating the Modern Internet
It all started as an effort to provide affordable network resources to research universities. Four professors from different universities, including NPS computer science department Chair Peter Denning... Read More

NPS Receives Prestigious National Information Assurance Dual Designation
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have announced the designation of the Naval Postgraduate School as an Information Assurance (IA) Center for Academic Excell... Read More

Cebrowski Institute Explores Ways to Re-Energize Computing Field
To radically change the way younger generations are looking at the computer science field, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Cebrowski Institute for Innovation and Information Superiority recently i... Read More

'84 Classmates Receive Distinguished Alumnus Awards in Dual Ceremony
Two graduates of the Naval Postgraduate School December 1984 class were honored with Distinguished Alumnus Awards in a dual ceremony in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom, Dec. 19. NPS President Daniel Olive... Read More