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 larger Navy Executive Development Program and is charged with preparing senior Navy leaders for positions of increased responsibility and leadership within DoD. CEE provides professional development opportunities to Navy Flags, Captains and civilian GS-15’s with an emphasis on maintaining warfighting effectiveness while optimizing resources and enhancing business discipline. All programs are designed to provide Navy leaders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage and lead effectively in complex organizations through the use of case studies, team exercises, practical applications, and interactive class discussions. Both standing and customized executive education courses are provided and may be delivered on campus or at the requesting command's location. Periodic standing CEE courses include: 1) five-day Flag-level Leading Innovation (LI) courses; 2) ten-day Captain/GS15-level Navy Senior Leader Seminars (NSLS); 3) three-day Flag/Captain-level Strategic Communication Workshops (SCW); and four-day Flag/Captain-level Strategic Planning, Effects, Assessments and Risk (SPEAR) workshops. CEE’s customized courses include Flag-level Tailored Support (TS) courses, senior Captain-level Executive Support Courses (ESC), and ad hoc tailored courses for specific commands requiring near-term assistance. For more information, please contact the CEE by calling (831) 656-3334 or by visiting our website.