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ANNUAL REPORT 2013 CONTENTS

ANNUAL REPORT 2013 CONTENTS

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST

The past year at the Naval Postgraduate School was a year like many others in the more than 100 years of this institution’s honored history … a statement that may surprise you. read more

AN EXERCISE IN LEADERSHIP

Every student that attends the Naval Postgraduate School is a leader—this simple statement is a fundamental truth inherent to the institution, but is re-enforced by the process of advanced education itself. read more

STEPPING ONTO THE BINARY BATTLEFIELD

It is common knowledge that technology evolves with a quickness that is challenging to match. Add to this race the complexity of warfare in the Fifth Domain, and the critical nature of cyber begins to take shape. read more

A DRIVING FORCE IN CULTURAL CHANGE

When the Navy, Marine Corps and DOD shed the burden and inherited weakness of fossil fuel reliance, the services immediately become more resilient, more combat effective. That was the essential idea behind Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ Energy Security initiatives. read more

THE POWER OF GOOD INTELLIGENCE

In the realm of national security, the value of strong intelligence is incomparable. Whether under the execution of the world’s largest states, or through shadowy actors in remote locales, America’s first line of defense begins with accurate, timely intelligence and sound, expert analysis. read more

A NEW SPACE IN NATIONAL SECURITY

At the Naval Postgraduate School, all aspects of how DOD needs are met in space, now and into the future, are cultivated through dedicated educational programs in space systems, along with innovative research efforts that complete the students’ learning experiences. read more

THE SKY/SPACE/SURFACE/UNDERSEA IS THE LIMIT

Dull, dirty and dangerous are not the only characteristics required from optimal missions for today’s unmanned systems. read more

IN PREPARATION FOR A LESS EXTREME WORLD

While scientists, including some on our own campus, disagree on exactly when, at some point the once-extreme polar regions of the world will be, in one sense, a bit less extreme. read more

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO COMBATING TERROR

It has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword … As a graduate university, it’s a sentiment our institution would agree with. read more

OPERATION HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, DISASTER RELIEF

Information Sciences Lecturer Brian Steckler’s bags were packed in the days leading up to Typhoon Haiyan, knowing he and his team of students would likely be deployed to the region to support the coming HA/DR operation. read more

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE BEYOND CAMPUS

On any given Saturday morning in a community study room in the Dudley Knox Library on campus, a team of NPS students works one on one with area youngsters in math, writing or whatever the children express a need for help with. read more

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW

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NPS BY THE NUMBERS

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