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About the NSB

The Naval Studies Board (NSB) was established in 1974 at the request of the then Chief of Naval Operations as an entity to which the U.S. Navy could turn “for independent and outside counsel of any area of its responsibilities involving the interplay of science and technical matters with other national issues.” During its years of operation, the NSB has accepted tasks involving virtually all of the scientific and engineering disciplines supported by the Navy and has conducted studies, for example, in areas related to the design and operation of satellites; C4I systems; stealth technology; ship, submarine, and aircraft architecture; and education and training. Recent workshops have focused on innovation and multi-domain autonomy. Current topics include data warfare; resilient communications and intelligent-agile networking; and emerging technologies matched to naval areas.


NSB Fact Sheet (PDF)


Naval Studies Board 40th Anniversary: 1974-2014 (Brochure)