The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is the Navy's premier Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) laboratory supporting Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR). SSC Pacific supports the development, acquisition, and fielding of leading-edge C4ISR systems for Navy, Joint, and Allied customers. It is a $2.4 billion organization with 3800 government employees that includes 2000 technical professionals. Of the technical professionals at the Center, 8% have a Ph.D., 29% have a Masters degree, and 63% have a Bachelors degree.
The New Professional Program, in existence since the early 1960's, is the primary means to introduce recent graduates in engineering and science to our workforce. SSC Pacific typically hires 75-100 talented, entry-level technical professionals per year into the 6-month rotational program, which is part of a two-year developmental training program.