The Exploration Department was formed to explore, research, develop, and prototype information technology products, services, and capabilities in support of the midshipmen, faculty, and staff at the Naval Academy. The department researches leading information technologies which can be applied at the Naval Academy. The careful systems integration of leading-edge technologies into the enterprise is paramount. The Exploration Department conducts thorough research and prototyping before systems are introduced into the enterprise.
In addition, the Exloration Department provides the following services:
- Web Services - Enterprise creation and support for all Public (External) & Intranet (Internal) web sites.
- Web Applications - Small scale web-based applications and forms supporting various business functions.
- Enterprise Learning Management System (Blackboard Academic System) - ERP system for online course management, content storage management and community information portal system.