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Welcome to the Future of the U.S. Navy


A landmark research facility headquartered in San Diego for more than 80 years, NIWC Pacific has a workforce of more than 5,200 scientists, researchers, engineers, technicians and support personnel and is a member of an exclusive network of research labs that comprise the Department of Defense's biggest brain trust.


Who We Are

Our Mission

Conduct research, development, prototyping, engineering, test and evaluation, installation, and sustainment of integrated information warfare capabilities and services across all warfighting domains with emphasis on Basic and Applied Research and Tactical Systems Afloat and Ashore in order to drive innovation and warfighter information advantage.

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Do You Love STEM?

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Our goal is to build skills and STEM confidence through hands-on learning activities using Navy themes.

Check Out Our Internship

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Give yourself an edge and discover all the most important skills you'll need to make your mark after graduation.

Be A New Professional

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This is a perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between academic training and your professional career path.

Meet Our Team

"NIWC Pacific is an amazing team of talented individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds. We are and will remain at the forefront of Naval innovation as we work to develop and deliver cutting-edge solutions that benefit the Warfighter."

Capt. Patrick “Metro” McKenna, Commanding Officer

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Latest News Stories

NIWC Pacific collaborates on potential of AI for maritime security, defense

by Ashley Nekoui - 18 Mar 2024 - News

Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific hosted the eighth annual workshop on Naval

NIWC Pacific empowers Sailors to perform first ‘Sailor Capable Install’

by Maison Piedfort - 14 Mar 2024 - News

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Navy Sailors onboard USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed the first “Sailor Capable,”

Meet one of the Navy’s model ship builders

by Maison Piedfort - 27 Feb 2024 - News

SAN DIEGO — That large white arch you see looping over the horizon from downtown San Diego on a

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