As the organization “responsible for an identifiable aggregation of resources that constitute inputs to warfare and supporting tasks,” each area of technology development within the Navy has a corresponding OPNAV Resource Sponsor. The US Marine Corps (USMC) is organized outside of OPNAV; the USMC’s Department of Programs & Resources is roughly equivalent.[1]

Major OPNAV resource sponsors are listed in the table below, and may be helpful in deriving who the resource sponsor may be for your technology area. You should confirm your conclusion with your TPOC. However, often the TPOC may also be unaware of who the appropriate resource sponsor may be.

Maritime-Focused Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

Navy Afloat Readiness

Logistics and Supply Chain Support

Navy Shore Readiness

Navy Readiness Reporting Systems

Navy Expeditionary Medical Services

Navy Communication Networks

Warfare Requirements

Science and Technology (S&T) and T&E

OPNAV Support

Environmental Programs

Radiation Protection Programs

Energy Programs

Fleet Training Range Sustainment Programs

Special Access Programs

Table Data Source[1]


Updated by Kristin Stiner, March 2023