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We’re Ready—Are you?

We’re ready to engage you in some of today’s most intriguing challenges.  ONI is looking for engineers, scientists, and technical specialists to help us better understand foreign weapon and sensor systems.


Become a weapons, ship or country expert performing analysis to protect and defend our nation’s interests.  Whether it’s an advanced jet fighter, the next generation nuclear submarine, or a newly developed cruise missile, you can help ONI identify and overcome the threats to U.S. Naval forces around the world. Here are just a few of the exciting missions you could work in at ONI:

Scientific & Technical Intelligence

ONI provides quality analysis to support Navy systems commands, laboratories, and warfare centers. The cost and complexity of design of modern naval systems require continued intelligence support from inception through the life cycle of those systems.


Foreign Naval Analysis

ONI maintains an understanding of foreign conventional and advanced weapons systems, countermeasures, technologies and the transfer of technologies to minimize and/or eliminate technological surprise.


Maritime Intelligence

ONI is at the forefront of collecting, analyzing, and delivering timely, relevant and predictive maritime intelligence to key customers, worldwide.


Maritime Domain Awareness

ONI’s MDA focus is on improving collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence to provide our fleet, joint and interagency customers with critical insight to the threat.


Global Maritime Intelligence Collaboration Center

ONI provides 24/7 global maritime activity monitoring and focuses on civil maritime vessel and cargo tracking, with emphasis on counter-trafficking, homeland security and homeland defense.


Ship Tracking

ONI analysts conduct maritime cargo analysis and tracking of high-interest cargoes and emerging potential threats throughout the global intermodal cargo supply chain. This includes support to maritime embargo/sanctions, such as identifying and monitoring shipments with weapons of mass destruction, related equipment and materials and conventional arms.

Counter Proliferation

ONI detects and identifies threats posed by criminal networks’ use of the maritime domain for human and weapons trafficking, smuggling tactics and techniques, and the containerized smuggling of illegal goods.


Counter Piracy

ONI analysts work with our allies to provide regional assessments describing maritime activity in high-interest regions.  ONI addresses the worldwide threat to shipping, and illegal activity.


Maritime Homeland Defense

ONI is focused on protecting U.S. territory and sovereignty, the domestic population and critical infrastructure from seaborne threats and aggression.


Navy Irregular Warfare Support

ONI provides forward deployed and reach back intelligence support to Naval Special Warfare and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command units, and analysis of irregular threats to U.S. maritime interests.


Intelligence IT

ONI leads the Intelligence Community (IC) in the full spectrum of Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance (IA), both at the strategic center and the tactical edge.  We envision, design, build, certify, field, operate, secure, and sustain software, maintain secure global telecommunications circuits and Local Area Networks, and continually transform IT to take advantage of the latest concepts and standards.


Navy Special Security

ONI manages, implements, and oversees SCI programs and policies for the Navy Special Security Office (SSO) and SCI compartment.


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