Naval Research Lab

Zurka has worked with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory since 2002 creating web based applications, an intranet, public facing web sites, logos, widgets and more. Part of our team works on-site at NRL while others support NRL from our Vienna VA office. As a world class research institution NRL shaped our desire to be both innovative in the technology we use and our approach to challenges as well as pragmatic because we all know that real world results are required.

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Web Applications

Nearly every one of the over 5000 members of the Naval Research Laboratory uses a web based application that Zurka Interactive built or contributed to. The applications we help build power a numerous internal processes. They include applications that handle online training, research facility management, funding allocation, Common Access Cards (CAC), surveys, reporting, content management and more.


The Naval Research Lab is full of brilliant scientists, engineers and staff. Zurka has added design expertise to that mix. We've created the graphic design or user interface for the mail NRL website, NRL email newsletters, Drupal themes for external and internal websites and web application UI. There's been a handful of logos and the occasional print job.

>5,000 Users

Zurka built applications are used
by almost all employees at NRL.

  • Apache
  • CSS
  • Drupal
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • Nagios
  • Objective C
  • PHP
  • PostgreSQL
  • Sphinx
  • zTabs

Web Authentication

In collaboration with other member of the NRL team Zurka created a web-based single-sign-on authentication system for use by web applications at NRL. This system, know as CCSAuth, supports multiple forms of authentication, integrates with NRL's LDAP based identity management system and is easily integrated in to web applications regardless of the language they were built on. CCSAuth supports the management of users and groups by individual applications. Groups can be set up manually or defined by criteria associated with users. A common user interface is generated by CCSAuth for inclusion via JSONP in individual applications.