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10 U.S. Code § 8022 - Office of Naval Research: duties

There is in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy an Office of Naval Research.
(b) The Office of Naval Research shall perform such duties as the Secretary of the Navy prescribes relating to—
the encouragement, promotion, planning, initiation, and coordination of naval research;
the conduct of naval research in augmentation of and in conjunction with the research and development conducted by the bureaus and other agencies and offices of the Department of the Navy;
the supervision, administration, and control of activities within or for the Department relating to patents, inventions, trademarks, copyrights, and royalty payments, and matters connected therewith; and
the execution of, and management responsibility for, programs for which funds are provided in the basic and applied research and advanced technology categories of the Department of the Navy research, development, test, and evaluation budget in such a manner that will foster the transition of science and technology to higher levels of research, development, test, and evaluation.
Sufficient information relative to estimates of appropriations for research by the several bureaus and offices shall be furnished to the Office of Naval Research to assist it in coordinating naval research and carrying out its other duties.
The Office of Naval Research shall perform its duties under the authority of the Secretary, and its orders are considered as coming from the Secretary.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


5 U.S.C. 475 (20th through 111th words).

Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 727, § 1 (22d through 114th words), 60 Stat. 779.


5 U.S.C. 475d(a) (2d sentence).

Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 727, § 5(a) (2d sentence), 60 Stat. 780.


5 U.S.C. 475 (2d sentence).

Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 727, § 1 (2d sentence), 60 Stat. 779.

In subsection (c) the words “shall have full force and effect as such” are omitted as surplusage.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8022 was renumbered section 9022 of this title.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 5022 of this title as this section.

2016—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114–328, which directed amendment of “Section 5022 of title 10, United States Code,” by striking the par. (1) designation and by striking par. (2), without specifying the subsection of section 5022 to be amended, was executed by striking the par. (1) designation before “There is in the Office” in subsec. (a) and by striking par. (2) of subsec. (a) to reflect the probable intent of Congress. Par. (2) of subsec. (a) read as follows: “Unless appointed to higher grade under another provision of law, an officer, while serving in the Office of Naval Research as Chief of Naval Research, has the rank of rear admiral.”

2002—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 107–314 struck out “(upper half)” after “rear admiral”.

2000—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 106–398 added par. (4).

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

1990—Pub. L. 101–510 added subsec. (a) and redesignated former subsecs. (a) to (c) as (b) to (d), respectively.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title V, § 501(b), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2510, provided that:

“Paragraph (2) of section 5022(a) [now 8022(a)] of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall take effect upon the occurrence of the first vacancy in the position of Chief of Naval Research after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 23, 1996].”
Demonstration Project To Increase Small Business and University Participation in Office of Naval Research Efforts To Extend Benefits of Science and Technology Research to Fleet

Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title II, § 262, Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1044, directed the Secretary of the Navy to carry out a demonstration project, during the three-year period beginning on Dec. 28, 2001, to increase access to Navy facilities of small businesses and universities that are engaged in science and technology research beneficial to the fleet and provided that the Secretary would submit a report on the demonstration project to Congress by Feb. 1, 2004.