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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

Meet the Navy’s only model ship builder

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

NIWC Pacific: Its Inevitability, Legacy, and Future

by Maison Piedfort - 27 Oct 2023 - News

SAN DIEGO - Usually, news stories from Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific tell about a person, a team, a breakthrough, or a vision. This one is different: it's about thousands of people, thousands of breakthroughs, countless visions, and how each moved through time and space to shape itself into an information warfare lab headquartered on Point Loma.

Women of the Workforce Team Leads Collaboration, Community Outreach at NIWC Pacific

by Maison Piedfort - 8 Sep 2023 - News

What compels busy people to take on more work than is asked of them? Who would log off from work at 4 p.m., grab a trash bag, and pick up litter from a two-mile stretch of the beach? Many people at Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, it turns out, earlier this summer.

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