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Mission and Values

mission and values


The core purpose of APL is to enhance the security of the nation through transformative innovation in, and application of, science and technology.

We are also firmly committed to many other challenging research areas that are synergistic with our core purpose. In addition, we engage in important explorations in areas such as biomedicine and education that complement and enhance the goals of the entire Johns Hopkins University system.


Our core values form the basis of who we are and how we perform, and they ensure the continuing vitality of APL.

  • We strive for excellence in all we do.
  • We require integrity in all of our interactions with others.
  • We take pride in achieving practical, operationally sound solutions to complex problems, with a focus on innovation, affordability, and timeliness.
  • We are motivated by public service.
  • We foster a challenging and supportive work environment that emphasizes growth and mutual respect among our staff.