NSRD Research Centers

NSRD operates five interconnected research centers:

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    Acquisition and Technology Policy Center

    The Acquisition and Technology Policy Center (ATP) helps ensure that U.S. and allied forces have the materiel they need to accomplish their missions in every warfighting domain: space, air, ground, sea, and cyber.

  • Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center

    The Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center (CIP) helps U.S. and allied cyber and intelligence communities understand the changing roles of cyber operations and intelligence in a rapidly evolving global environment.

  • Forces and Resources Policy Center

    Decades of defense manpower analyses by the Forces and Resources Policy Center (FRP) have helped military leaders manage recruiting and retention crises, the transition to an all-volunteer force, the post–Cold War drawdown, and the post–9/11 buildups.

  • International Security and Defense Policy Center

    The International Security and Defense Policy Center (ISDP) conducts in-depth research that helps U.S. and allied leaders make tough decisions about national and international security.

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    Navy and Marine Forces Center

    The Navy and Marine Forces Center (NMF) helps the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), allied maritime and amphibious forces, and other clients manage acquisition, sustainment, personnel, force development, and strategy issues.