As an executive branch agency within the Department of Defense, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) supports the President's budget. ONR provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.

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The Office of Energy Assurance develops and executes strategic energy assurance initiatives as an extension of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and in conjunction with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy to ensure alignment with Air Force priorities. 


The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a U.S. government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the SBA is "to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters". The agency's activities are summarized as the "3 Cs" of capital, contracts and counseling.