Research Institutes

In addition to the Schools, the Naval Postgraduate School includes the following research centers and interdisciplinary institutes that combine education and research.

Cebrowski Institute for Innovation and Information Superiority

In a world dominated by distributed communication networks, the Cebrowski Institute for Innovation and Information Superiority facilitates cross-discipline studies in how information processes and technologies can strengthen national security. Main areas of concentration are hastily formed networks, network centric operations, cross-sector collaborations, worldwide consortium for the grid (W2COG), mobile devices and communications, information operations, counterterrorism and irregular warfare, information assurance, information security, and the skills of innovation. The Institute operates as a federation of research centers and projects serving a community of students and faculty.

MOVES Institute

The Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute is the nation's Institute for Defense Modeling and Simulation focusing on enhancing the operational effectiveness of our joint forces and our allies by providing superior training and analysis products, education, and exemplary research. The Institute manages graduate degree programs in Modeling and Simulation in support of all the services and our allies. The Institute's research focus is in the areas of combat modeling, visual simulation, training and human systems, intelligent agents, and adaptive systems.

Center for Executive Education

The Center for Executive Education (CEE) at NPS is a major component of the Navy Executive Development Program and is charged with preparing senior Naval leaders for positions of increased responsibility and leadership within DoD.  CEE provides professional development opportunities to Naval senior leaders with an emphasis on maintaining warfighting effectiveness while optimizing resources and enhancing business discipline.  All programs are designed to provide Naval senior leaders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage and lead effectively within a dynamic geo-political environment and emerging cognitive age through the use of case studies, team exercises, practical applications, and interactive class discussions. 

CEE courses are offered on campus, at the requesting command's location and online.  CEE’s periodic courses include:

  • Navy Senior Leader Seminars (NSLS) - Captains/GS-15/CMDCM – Two weeks; offered seven times each year
  • Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk (SPEAR) workshop - Flags/SES/O6/GS-15 and their teams – Four days; offered four times each year
  • Strategic Communication Workshop (SCW) - Flags/SES/O6/GS-15 and their teams – Four days; offered four times each year
  • Leadership and Communication for Senior Supervisors (LCSS) - O4-O5/GS-13-14/E7-E9 – Four days; offered five times each year
  • Leading in a Cognitive Age - Flags/SES/O6-O4/GS15-GS13/E7-E9 – Five days; offered two times each year

CEE also develops and provides customized executive programs upon request.

For more information, please contact the CEE Registrar by calling (831) 656-3334 or by visiting our website listed above.