NSRD Research Centers

NSRD operates four interconnected research centers:

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    Acquisition and Technology Policy Program

    The Acquisition and Technology Policy Program (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.

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    Forces and Resources Policy Program

    Decades of defense manpower analyses by the Forces and Resources Policy Program (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.

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    International Security and Defense Policy Program

    The International Security and Defense Policy Program (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 Program

    The Navy and Marine Forces Program (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.