NPS honors spring quarter graduates
    NPS honored 313 graduates earning 318 advanced degrees during its Spring Quarter Graduation Ceremony at King Auditorium, June 20. Read more about it here.   

    NPS Alumnus named 55th President of NWC
    NPS Alumnus named 55th President of the Naval War College.  Read more.

    EMBA Program provides management skills
    The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program provides management skills to DoD personnel, and beyond.  Read more.

    Senate confirms NPS Alumnus
    U.S. Senate confirms NPS Alumnus Robert Work as Deputy Defense Secretary.  Read the full story here

    President's Investiture Ceremony celebrates a new era
    President's Investiture Ceremony celebrates a new era for NPS. Read more.

    Pacific Fleet Commander visits NPS
    The Pacific Fleet Commander visited NPS. Click here to read more.

    NPS Alumnus meets recipient of bone marrow donation
    NPS Alumnus Eric Priest met the recipient of his bone marrow donation. Read more.

    Dr. Jack London honored wih award from Reserve Officer's Association
    CACI Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Jack London has been honored with the Nathan Hale Award from the Reserve Officer Association. Read more.

    Damascus naval officer has electrifying presence aboard newest aircraft carrier
    Lt. Commander Susan Faulkner serves as the Reactor Electrical Assistant onboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).  Read more.

    Retired NPS professor dies at age 94
    George Haltiner, renowned NPS meterologist and professor died at the age of 94.  Read more.

    NPS Students explore the federal budget
    As part of a guest lecture by former Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford, NPS business school students were presented with a simulation for exploring how to actually reduce the federal debt. Read more.

    NPS Alumnus Honored by Greenbay Packers
    NPS alumnus David Kliemann was saluted by the Greenbay Packers on Saturday for Operation Fan Mail. Read more.

    Applications open for Non-Resident Systems Engineering Master's Degree
    Applications are now open for the spring Systems Engineeeing Non-Resident Master's degree program with a Directed Energy focus.  Learn more.

    NPS Alumnus Leading NOAA Operations
    When NPS alumnus and current Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. David Titley, likens the structure of his organization to that of a "small scale version" of the U.S. Navy....read more.

    Alumnus Rear Adm. Jan TIghe Takes the Helm at Naval Postgraduate School
    Rear Adm. Jan Tighe addressed Naval Postgraduate School faculty and staff for the first time during a gathering in King Auditorium, Nov. 28th...read more.

    NPS Alumnus with Prestigious Leadership Award
    Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus Commander Chase D. Patrick has been honored as one of the two recipients of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership. Read more.

    USS Anzio (CG 68) in Boston
    USS Anzio (CG 68) pulls into Boston with NPS alum and Commanding Officer Captain John M. Dorey, USN.  Read more.

    NPS' newest alumni
    See the newest NPS alumni during the LIVE streaming of graduation ceremonies on Friday, 21 September at 1000 PST. Watch it here.

    Open Enrollment for Systems Engineering Non-Res Master's
    Enrollment is open for the Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master's Degree, classes start 9 January 2013-check it out here.

    "Golden Cohort Class" from NAWCWD graduates
    Fifteen engineers from the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) China Lake and Point Mugu graduated as the first cohort of student of NAVAIR's Electronic Warfare Engineer Certification Program.  Read more.

    Sheridan Ross adds NPS alum as associate
    Denver law firm, Sheridan Ross announced the addition of NPS alum, Brent R. Lindon as an associate.  Read more.

    NPS Alum stars in new web reality show
    Commander Mark Colombo, USN  ('00, Aeronautical Engineering); executive officer (XO) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) stars in the production of a new web series called "XO's Dirtiest Jobs," which began July 17 where he showcases the dirtiest jobs his Sailors are performing to rebuild their aircraft carrier during the ship's midlife overhaul. Read more.

    NPS Alum assumes command of USS George Washington
    Captain Gregory Fenton, USN (’94, Aeronautical Engineering) assumed command of USS George Washington (CVN 73) 11 August 2012.   Read more.

    Congrats to the NPS New Alumni One-Stars

    Rear Admiral Ronald Boxall
    ('91, Information Sciences)


    Rear Admiral John Neagley
    ('90, Financial Management)


    Rear Admiral Markham Rich
    ('94, Space Systems Operations)


    Rear Admiral Ricky Williamson
    ('90, MBA)

    NPS Alumnus/Sub Group Commander Returns to NPS
    Commander, Submarine Group 2 (SUBGRU 2) returned to his alma mater, Aug. 1-3, to deliver remarks to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Undersea Warfare (USW) students, and to strengthen the bond between the university and the operational submarine community.  Read more.

    Retired Admiral and NPS Hall of Fame Alum Dies
    Admiral James D. Watkins, USN (Ret.) was an NPS Alum, NPS Hall of Fame recipient, and accomplished naval officer and national leader.  Read more.

    NPS Alum nominated for Missile Defense Agency
    President Obama has nominated NPS Alum Rear Admiral James Syring to serve as director of the Missile Defense AgencyRead more.  

    Good Job News for Vets
    Government officials have wrung their hands for years over how best to help separating troops find post-service jobs. But amid all the well-meaning initiatives that have cropped up, possibly the most important is emerging only now: giving departing service members immediate credit for the skills they learned in uniform. A law signed July 23 by President Obama gives all federal agencies six months to draft rules to treat military training as sufficient to qualify troops for federal occupational licenses or certification. Read more.

    Alumnus returns to NPS for an energy-focused talk
    Naval Postgraduate School alumnus, Marine Corps Maj. Brandon Newell, opened his talk, “Leveraging Your Time at NPS by Turning Passion Into Opportunity," by telling the audience of students to do something outside the norm, and to do it with passion. The very zealous Newell, who now works at the Pentagon in the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Energy Office, returned to NPS because he knows the campus is fertile ground for thinkers and doers.

    Alumnus Applies NPS Studies to Building the Navy’s Newest Ships
    From the halls of the Naval Postgraduate School to shipyards across the country, NPS electrical engineering alumnus Capt. Robert Crowe, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Conversion and Repair, Bath, now has the opportunity to help the Navy build the most capable fleet in the world.  Read more.

    Former USS Cole CO Details the Port of Aden Attack
    As part of its Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture Series (SGL), NPS hosted a lecture, Apr. 3, by retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS Cole at the time of terrorist attacks on her in October, 2011. Read more.

    International Data Farming Workshop at NPS
    The SEED Center for Data Farming at the Naval Postgraduate School is pleased announce the International Data Farming Workshop 24 to be held March 25-3, 2012.  This will be held in conjunction with Meeting 7 of NATO's MSG-088: Data Farming in support of NATO.  Registration is required-Visit http://harvest.nps.edu for more info and to register!

    Systems Engineering Management Program Call for Applications
    If your interested in continuing your education, NPS has announced their call for applications for the Systems Engineering Management Program.  This distance learning program is offered in partnership with MIT's "Educational Consortium for Leadership in Product Development in the 21st Century"--check it out at: http://www.nps.edu/dl/Degree_Progs/PD21.asp

    NPS to send CubeSats nanosatellites on upcoming rocket launches
    NPS, along with several other universities and research organizations has been selected to send two CubeSat nanosatellites as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.  Learn more here.

    NPS acquires A-10A Thunderbolt for thunderstorm studies
    NPS will expand it's fleet of weather research aircraft with a modified Air Force A-10A equipped with numerous sensors, from nose-to-tail, all running autonomously while the pilot navigates through storms.  Read more here.

    New Systems Engineering DL Program
    NPS will be starting up a new Non-Resident Master's Degree Program in April--a Systems Engineering Management Degree with Logistics Focus will begin Spring of 2012 and will offer a flexible schedule for distance learning students.  Applications are now being accepted.  Check out more info here.

    NPS Alumns joins NPS as new Chair
    The NPS community recently welcomed Captain Wayne Porter, USN as the new Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity under the Global Public Policy Academic Group.  Read more here.

    NPS Students Test Innovative Glider
    Two NPS Students have developed an innovative glider that can ride thermal air currents all day.  Read more here.

    9th Annual Acquisition and Research Symposium
    The Graduate School of Business and Public Policy announces the 9th annual Acquisition and Research Symposium to be held 16-17 May 2012.  The symposium will serve as a forum for presentation of acquisition research and exchange of ideas among scholars and practitioners of public sector acquisition.  Submit proposals to www.researchsymposium.com

    Watch the Summer 2011 Graduation Live!
    The summer 2011 graduation can be watched LIVE through the NPS video portal.  Visit the site Friday, 23 September at 10:00 PDT to see our latest batch of new grads take the stage!

    SECNAV Announces NPS Energy Focused Programs
    During a recent visit to NPS, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the formation of new energy-focused programs at the Naval Postgraduate School. Learn more here.

    NPS Alumnus Combats Somali Radicals
    NPS Alumnus Dennis Jensen is working to reduce crime in poor Somali neighborhoods through the African Immigrant/Muslim Community Outreach Program (AIMCOP).  Read more here.

    Homeland Security Digital Library: Valuable Resource for HS Professionals
    The NPS Center for Homeland Security and Defense  Homeland Security Digital Library is a valuable resource for HS Professionals.  The mission of the library is to "strengthen national security of the United States by supporting federal, state, local, and tribal analysis, debate, and decision-making needs and to assist academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research."  To learn more about the offerings of the digital library, click here.

    NPS Alum takes Command at the Presidio of Monterey
    NPS Alum, Colonel Joel Clark assumed command of the Presidio of Monterey Garrison on Tuesday, 19 July.  Read more here.

    Vice Admiral John Scott Redd receives Distinguished Alumni Award
    The President of the Naval Postgraduate School presented Vice Admiral John Scott Redd (Ret.) with a Distinguished Alumni award for his Naval Service and his subsequent years in both the private and public sectors including service as the presidential-appointed Director of the National Counter-terrorism Center.  Vice Admiral Redd graduated with distinction from the Operations Research Program in 1978. 

    NPS Alumni Look for Solutions to Today's Space Challenges
    Naval Postgraduate School alumni and former astronauts Kent Rominger and Ken Reightler are now part of the ever-evolving commercial space industry.  Both men apply their problem solving skills at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), a Fortune 500 aerospace and defense company that works closely with the U.S. government to develop capabilities for the armed forces.  Read more here.

    NPS Alum appointed as division head
    Brent Goodrum, a retired Marine Corps infantry officer and NPS alumnus, has been selected as a new division head for Alaska's Department of Natural Resources for the Division of Mining, Land, and Water.  Read more here.

    NPS plays lead role in cutting edge battlefield medicine
    Dr. Alex Bordetsky is leading a team from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey to explore the future of battlefield medicine using robots and nanotechnology to triage and treat patients on the battlefield.  Read more here.

    NPS to host Safety and Wellness Fair
    NPS will kick off their 101 Day of Summer Safety Campaign by hosting a Safety and Wellness Fair on May 25th from 1100-1300 in Spruance Plaza. 

    NPS hosts mathematics competition
    358 students from 41 schools in grades 5-12 from Monterey County gathered at the Naval Postgraduate School on Saturday, 14 May for the 43rd annual Mathematics Competition.  Read the full story here.

    NPS Alum, Vice Admiral McRaven leads team to take out Osama Bin Laden
    Operational Control for the raid that took out Osama Bin Laden was in the hands of NPS Alum Vice Admiral William H. McRaven, head of the Joint Special Operations Command.  Read more here.

    NPS Alum nominated for key Administration post by President Obama
    Tony D'Agostino was nominated for Member, Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.  Mr. D'Agostino served  in the US Navy on active duty for 24 years, both as an officer and enlisted sailor and holds a  B.G.S. from the University of Kansas, and an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School.  Read the full story here.


    NSA Monterey and NPS Communities Gather to Celebrate Earth Day

    More than 30 exhibitors presented booths and demonstrations at the NPS Earth Day festivities, which focused on inspiring awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.  "This event, our biggest and best in the three years since we started this tradition, was a tremendous success and helped Public Works Department Monterey accomplish our goal of providing high-quality energy and environmental awareness to the NSA Monterey community," said Cmdr. Matt McCann, NPS Monterey's Public Works Officer. "We had more than 30 exhibitors participate this year, including many that had never been here before. Every one of the exhibitors were ecstatic with the level of participant interaction and all have expressed a desire to come back to exhibit at the next event."  See pictures from the event here.

    NPS Alum Wins Distinguished Engineering Service Award
    NPS Alumnus, CDR Alfred M. Joseph, USN (Ret.) was awarded the inaugural Edwin Allan Kindberg Distinguished Engineering Service Award at the annual Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties National Engineers Week (NEW) dinner held March 3 at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.  Read the full story here.

    NPS Supports Local Students and Science
    Retired Navy Captain, and NPS alum, Dan Bursch, an astronaut-in-residence at the Naval Postgraduate School was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Monterey County Science and Engineering Fair.  The fair drew 308 entries presented by more than 480 students in grades 6 through 12 throughout the county.  Several of the participants had also held summer internships at the Naval Postgraduate School which influenced interest in their projects.  Read the full story here.

    Oracle Corp Security Chief Lectures at Naval Postgraduate School
    On March 8th, NPS hosted a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture with speaker Mary Ann Davidson, a former U.S. Navy civil engineer, and current Chief Security Officer at Oracle Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the world.  Read the full story here.

    NPS Announces Systems Engineering PhD Program
    The Naval Postgraduate School Department of Systems Engineering is pleased to announce the offering of its new PhD in Systems Engineering program commencing Spring Quarter 2011.  The program is open to qualified uniformed officers and federal employees.  The PhD in Systems Engineering is offered as a full-time resident program or a part-time hybrid-resident program.  To learn more, visit the PhD in Systems Engineering website.

    Naval Postgraduate School Hosts Girls Day In
    More than 50 young women from Monterey-area high schools and middle schools descended upon the Naval Postgraduate School campus, Mar. 11, as part of the Girls Day In pilot program. Girls Day In is a new K-12 outreach program that aims to introduce science and technology disciplines to children in the local Monterey community by providing opportunities for female students from local schools to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Read the full story here.

    Alumnus Honored by the Queen of England

    Retired Rear Admiral John D. Butler (Engineering Acoustics, ‘86) was named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred the honor of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) upon the retired Navy Rear Admiral in recognition of his contribution to the Royal Navy’s Submarine Flotilla. Commander of the British Empire is an award in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and is an order of chivalry established by George V of the United Kingdom in 1917, that honors civilians and service personnel for public service and other distinctions.  Read the full story here.

    National SNA Symposium Brings Surface Community Together
    More than 3,000 personnel attended the SNA Annual Conference and were able to discover a wide range of Navy and industry endeavors at the booths of more than 70 exhibitors. These exhibitors, which ranged from the Naval Postgraduate School to the Office of Naval Research, shared the results of the science, investments and collaboration producing innovations in surface warfare services and technology today.  Read more here. 

    Navy Commander Awarded Navy/Marine Corps Medal
    Navy Commander Tonya A. Hall, an alumna of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, recently received the Navy/Marine Corps Medal for her heroism while serving as the administrative officer and executive assistant for the director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy Division, Washington, D.C. on 23 February 2010.  Hall's deliberate and fearless actions in the face of great personal risk while aiding a shipmate, prevented a grave situation from escalating.  Her courageous actions reflected great credit upon her and upheld the highest tradition of the Naval Service.  The Navy/Marine Corps medal is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.  Typically it's awarded for actions involving the risk of one's own life.  CDR Hall is a 1996 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, with a MA degree. (Source: Fleet Hometown News Center)

    Top honors for NPS Students and Faculty in AIAA Rocket Launch Competition
    After preparing their rockets for months, the NPS-Hartnell team held successful launches in the July 17-18 event held at Koehn Lake in the Mohave Desert.  NPS participated with two 15-foot rockets named Castor and Pollux; named after the constellation Gemini and Gemini's two-twin brothers, Castor and Pollux.  Read the full story here.

    NPS professors receive AIAA Flight Control Award
    Professors Isaac Ross and Fariba Fahroo received the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight (MCF) Award for their pioneering research in pseudospectral optimal control theory now being applied for aircraft, spacecraft, and autonomous systems flight control.  Read the full story here.

    NPS hosts Iraqi officers camp
    Iraqi Lt. Col. Haider Muhi never gets into his car without searching it for a bomb. Walking down a street, he is leery of anyone who approaches him.  Muhi and 33 others involved in strategic planning will complete a four-week program at the Naval Postgraduate School Defense Resources Management Institute, where they are learning about economics, political science and other subjects. Read the full story here.

    My mother's escape from Khmer Rouge
    Sophal Ear is an assistant professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a TED Fellow and author of a forthcoming book on aid dependence and democracy in Cambodia. He spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2010. Read his article here.

    Navy needs information technology specialists with business skills
    The Navy and Marine Corps need to develop a civilian information technology and cyberspace workforce as steeped in business skills as technical expertise, according to the Navy Cyber/IT Workforce Strategic Plan for fiscal 2010 through 2013, released on July 16. Read the full story here.

    Replacing McChrystal Doesn’t Change Anything
    Changing U.S. military leadership in Afghanistan papers over President Obama’s real problem: the counterinsurgency strategy isn’t working. What’s next for the mission. (NPS professor John Arquilla is quoted in this Newsweek opinion piece.) Read the full story here.

    Navy center to test area's response to nuclear bomb
    The experts at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare get paid to think about the unthinkable. Not just to contemplate it but to script it out in all its gory detail and then test the capabilities of the military, police and other emergency personnel to deal with it. Read the full story here.

    NPS buries time capsule to mark first 100 years
    When the Naval Postgraduate School was founded in 1909, the Wright Brothers had only recently flown their first manned, powered aircraft. A century later, said NPS President Dan Oliver, "I'm being introduced by an astronaut" at the placing of a time capsule marking the close of the Navy school's centennial Wednesday. Read the full story here.

    Navy news service photo
    The Naval Postgraduate School Color Guard parade the colors during the opening ceremony for Concert on the Lawn. See a larger version here.

    NPS Celebrates “That Was the Year That Was!” Centennial Finale
    From a personalized message from the International Space Station to the final triumphant flourish of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” conducted by the composer’s great granddaughter, the Naval Postgraduate School celebrated the week that was, of the year that was, of the Century that was in its Centennial Finale, May 27-31. Read the full story here.

    UNC professor's (and NPS alumnus) work inspired Clancy bestseller
    The is the story of how one phone call and one letter exposed a nation's dark secret and launched the career of one of the best-selling fiction writers of all time. Read the full story here.

    Sacramento Police Chief would listen, then make changes if hired in Seattle
    After 30 years with the Sacramento Police Department — the past two as chief — Rick Braziel, an NPS alumnus, is one of three finalists to become Seattle's next police chief. Read the full story here.

    Fallout shelters for a new generation
    Legions of Americans dug backyard fallout shelters to ride out atomic Armageddon during the Cold War. Now, with heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the post- 9/11 world, a new generation is looking underground.
    "In some ways, our political climate is similar," said Jeffrey Knopf, associate professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. "There's a lot of free-floating anxiety out there about the dangers that terrorists will get nuclear weapons … and it multiplies." Read the full story here.

    Changing face of terrorism pushes law enforcement to stay alert, creative
    Pasadena's interim Police Chief Chris Vicino says he hopes to expand the department's resources further by training other city employees, particularly those in the field such as public works and refuse workers, to identify suspicious persons and potential terrorist activity. He developed the concept of the program, which would be taught online, while enrolled at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Read the full story here.

    NSA’s Boot Camp For Cyberdefense
    Since Tuesday, the NSA has been conducting its 10th annual Cyber Defense Exercise, a competition that pits students from a series of military academies against each other–and against the competition’s leaders at NSA–in a bid to see who has the best cyberdefense skills. The idea? To “build and defend computer networks against simulated intrusions by the National Security Agency/Central Security Services Red Team.”
    Read more here and here.

    WONDER WHEELERS: Wounded Warriors compete in races
    The road to recovery passes through Monterey County this weekend for about three-dozen military veterans who were wounded in battle. Read the full story here.

    A REAL SPACE TALK: Local students speak with astronauts
    Approximately 700 school children were treated via a live satellite feed April 10 at NPS to the reality of space travel by watching and talking to three astronauts in weightless flotation as their space shuttle orbited 220 miles above the Earth. Read the full story here.

    NPS Alum promoted to Brigadier General
    The Army Chief of Engineers Lieutenant General Robert Van Antwerp promoted Colonel Scott F. ‘Rock’ Donahue, NPS '92, to the rank of Brigadier General at a formal ceremony at the South Pacific Division Command Headquarters in San Francisco on April 9, 2010.

    Students Set to Receive Call From Space Shuttle Astronauts
    Eighth grade students and other children in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10. The call will take place at 7:36 a.m. PDT at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Read the full story, or learn more about the NPS downlink here.

    Baseball Has Lost Some of Its Soul
    Former NPS professor William Astore shares his thoughts on the state of baseball today. Read the full article here.

    KEYW Raises $8M in $10M Offering
    KEYW Holding Corp. has raised $8 million  of a $10 million mixed securities offering, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Among those listed in the filing are Len Moodispaw, chief executive officer; Randall M. Griffin, director; John Hannon, director, Arthur Money, director, and Kenneth Minihan, director. (Minihan is an NPS graduate.) Read the full story here.

    Pfeiffers turn eyes to stars, son-in-law
    On April 5, Ron and Carol Pfeiffer will witness the space shuttle Discovery blast off from Launch Pad 39A under the dutiful command of the Pfeiffers’ son-in-law, U.S. Navy Capt. Alan Poindexter, an NPS graduate. Read the full story here. Learn more about the STS-131 downlink to NPS here.

    China struggles with stance on nuclear power as summit nears
    Two weeks before the United States hosts a summit on nuclear security, one of its most important invitees, China, has yet to RSVP. Christopher P. Twomey, an expert on China's nuclear strategy at NPS, is quoted. Read the full story here.

    NPS 'explosive device' scare a false alarm
    Navy investigators said that the package that forced the closure of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey on Sunday and Monday was simply a "false alarm." Read the full story here.

    Super-performance network leaves the Internet in the dust
    The Internet — the one we use to shop online, read news and update our Facebook status — isn't the only Internet around. Read the full story here.

    "Inside NPS" on Pentagon Channel
    A message from the NPS president about the new half-hour television production "Inside NPS" that premiered on
    the Pentagon Channel on March 5.

    Critic: Afghan Offensive A 'Public Affairs Exercise'
    A scathing article in the latest Foreign Policy magazine calls the military offensive into Afghanistan's Marjah region "essentially a giant public affairs exercise, designed to shore up dwindling domestic support for the war by creating an illusion of progress." Host Guy Raz speaks to one of the co-authors of the story, Thomas Johnson of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Listen to the story here.

    City manager goes to school
    Last week, East Providence, RI City Manager Richard Brown completed the Executive Leaders Program (ELP) at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif.
    Read the full story here.

    Deadline announced for career programs
    Officers thinking about getting an advanced academic degree or participating in an experience-broadening program in 2011 have until April 30 to apply, Air Force personnel officials announced Thursday. Read the full story here.

    Infosec Guru Ron Ross on NIST's Revolutionary Guidance
    NIST senior computer scientist Ron Ross heads a National Institute of Standards and Technology-Defense Department team that created a just-released information security guidance for federal agencies. Read the full story here.

    NPS Live Teleconference With Astronaut/NPS Alum Aboard ISS
    On Monday, February 22, 2010, the Naval Postgraduate School participated in a live teleconference with astronaut Jeff Williams and the Expedition 22 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

    Astronaut speaks to NPS students from space station
    Jeff Williams, astronaut and NPS alum, is in the midst of a six-month stay on the International Space Station, and spoke via satellite to students at the Naval Postgraduate School during a 30-minute question-and-answer session Monday. Read more here.

    NPS conference to focus on keeping the peace
    Next week, the Naval Postgraduate School will host a weeklong conference on how to "disarm, demobilize and reintegrate" armed combatants into civil society after a conflict ends. Read the full story here.

    "Inside NPS" to air on Pentagon Channel
    Inside NPS to air on the Pentagon Channel
    The story of NPS is about to be shared to more than 18 million viewers across the country and internationally when "Inside NPS" debuts on the Pentagon Channel on Friday, March 5. The television program will be a monthly 30-minute broadcast that features a wide range of university news, from research projects and student efforts to distinguished visitors and faculty honors.
    Read the full story here.

    Jumbo freighter's program manager 'listens to people on the line'
    A couple of times every day, NPS alumnus Mohammad "Mo" Yahyavi, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 747 program, walks the production line and stops to talk with workers. Read the full story here.

    What will deal with Taliban mean for Afghan women?
    It's not surprising that the rising chorus of Western voices in favour of reintegrating mid- and lower-level Taliban fighters into Afghan society – and whispers of reconciliation with top militants – have sent a shudder through liberal Afghans who long for peace, but have grave doubts about the return of a relentlessly repressive enemy.
    Afghanistan expert Thomas Johnson of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca., says the idea of "peeling off" moderate Taliban who will abandon their extremist philosophy and embrace democratic government is dubious.
    Read the full story here.

    Distinguished Sailors Saluted On Stamps
    Four revered U.S. Navy icons were commemorated with a First-Class salute with the dedication of the Distinguished Sailors collectable stamps. Available nationwide today, the 44-cent stamps immortalize four sailors who served with bravery and distinction during the 20th Century. The group includes Arleigh A. Burke, an NPS alumnus. Read the full story here.

    NPS alum coaching at VMI
    Cmdr. Jon Baca is in his first season as an assistant coach with the VMI Swimming & Diving programs.  Baca, who serves as the Executive Officer of the VMI Naval ROTC, brings extensive aquatic experience to the program, as both a competitor and coach. Read the full story here.

    To save Salinas
    Salinas has been plagued by gang-related killings, a trend linked to lack of education. City leaders had tried task forces, gang summits, cease-fires and pray-ins. Then Mayor Dennis Donohue turned for help to the Naval Postgraduate School in nearby Monterey. Read the story here.

    Intellicheck Mobilisa: Filling the Gaps in Fighting Terror
    Former NPS assistant professor of computer science is now CEO of company offering a device to scan, authorize travel identification documents. Read the full story here.

    Rhumb Lines - 1/28/10 -African American/Black History Month
    Rhumb lines for 1/28/10, African American/Black History Month. DoD’s theme in celebration of African American/Black History Month is “Reaching Out to Youth: A Strategy for Excellence.” The national theme is the “History of Black Economic Empowerment.”

    Lawson receives 2009 Regents Fellow Service Award
    Hank Lawson, Program Director for Exercises and Simulations with TEEX's National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, has received the prestigious Regents Fellow Service Award. The annual award is the highest honor given by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and recognizes employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas.
    Read the full story here.

    Madison paper accepted for publication
    Dr. Dana Madison, professor of mathematics at Clarion University, is the co-author of a paper "Energy Efficient Data Gathering In Dynamic Mobile Cloud Environments" accepted at the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Virtualization 2010, which will be held at the National University of Singapore in May.
    Read the full story here.

    Rhumb Lines - Haiti Relief Update – The Voices of Leadership
    A collection of comments from US leadership regarding relief efforts in Haiti. Collected and published by Navy Office of Information.
    Click here to download pdf file.

    Gridiron game more than a roll of dice for Peninsula man
    At 83, Will Surman isn't a kid anymore, but that doesn't mean he can't act a bit childish at times.

    A retired Marine and Navy commander who spent most of his military career on destroyers and submarines, Surman feels as if he's earned the right to play around. That's why he and his rowdy friends — all adults, if you're talking biological age — converge regularly to play a complex, statistically accurate, dice-based football game he invented in 1960, as a student at the Naval Postgraduate School

    Read the full story here.

    Swimmers jump in frigid bay for a good cause
    Despite the icy weather on January 3rd, more than 30 swimmers hopped into Tampa Bay near the Gandy Bridge Sunday morning.
    The participants made the 3.1-mile swim from the Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg to Picnic Island in Tampa to raise money for Navy SEAL Lt. Dan Cnossen, who was severely wounded in Afghanistan in the fall. Read the full story here.

    Naval Postgraduate School team to help in Haiti with communications
    A six-member team to aid communications in the chaos of post-earthquake Haiti is headed to the country from the Naval Postgraduate School. Read the full story here.

    Monterey's Naval Postgraduate School to unveil new telescope
    On Tuesday morning (Jan. 12), the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening a new Segmented Mirror Telescope lab on the campus. Read the story here.

    NPS in the news - Jan. 7, 2010
    Several stories in recent media reports that mention NPS.

    Mentoring Opportunity
    The Society of National Security Professionals invites NPS students, staff and alumni to serve as virtual mentors for the next generation of National Security Professionals.

    Q&A With Provost Ferrari
    During this past Faculty Council Meeting in November, Provost Leonard Ferrari presented a cumulative update on the status of the academic mission of the Naval Postgraduate School, including a review of the year’s accomplishments and the challenges ahead.

    Historical Highlights
    The Navy spent its first Christmas at the Hotel Del Monte in 1943 after commissioning the Del Monte Pre-Flight School earlier that year.

    Meldrum Named Head of Center for Forecasting and Modeling Excellence
    Duncan Meldrum has been named managing director of IHS Global Insight's Center for Forecasting and Modeling Excellence, an in-house center for economic forecasting, modeling and computation aimed at ensuring IHS Global Insight maintains its innovative lead in the field.

    Astronaut will speak at Canadian symposium
    U.S. astronaut and NPS alumnus Commander John Bennett Herrington to speak at Canadian symposium in honor of Human Rights Day.