About The Institute for Future Warfare Studies
The Institute for Future Warfare Studies (IFWS) conducts and facilitates research across the entire U.S. Naval War College spectrum, and analysis to support the requirements of the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Combatant Commanders, the Navy component commanders and numbered fleet commanders, and other Navy and Marine Corps commanders.
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Contributing to NWC mission accomplishment and fostering Naval innovation, IFWS leads a program of focused, forward- thinking, innovative and timely research and analysis that informs senior leaders; anticipates future strategic and operational challenges for the Navy; generates and assesses strategic and operational approaches to address these challenges; assesses the strategic and operational risks associated with various approaches; provides analytical products that while encompassing long-term views, may also illuminate near- and mid-term program decisions that inform the Navy’s leadership and contribute to key decisions; and contributes meaningfully and effectively to the public discourse regarding U.S. national security and maritime matters.
To provide the fullest appreciation of the strategic opportunities and challenges for the Department of the Navy, the Institute of Future Warfare Studies interacts with public and private organizations, companies, academic institutions, and individuals at all levels. The Institute seeks to build and foster collaborative partnerships with other government research centers, civilian academic institutions, businesses, private organizations and individuals. Such partnerships will foment research on the future national security environment and future Naval capabilities.
Institute for Future Warfare Studies Workshop: 2017
The Joint Staff J7 and the Institute for Future Warfare Studies (IFWS) partnership collaboratively examines the implications of enduring Joint Force missions for the Joint Force and Naval forces.View this Event
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Our experienced and renowned faculty has years of earned expertise across a wide range of naval and educational topics. To learn more, please use the link below to access the online directory.Visit Faculty