The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is presenting its cybersecurity and big data projects at an event to be held Wednesday in the Pentagon courtyard, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday.
Amaani Lyle writes DARPA will use the exhibition to gather warfighters’ feedback on technologies that aim to secure military networks and systems.
“I want them to see the tools we’re building them to fight better and more effectively,” said Daniel Kaufman, director at DARPA’s Information Innovation Office, according to Lyle’s report.
“We’re technicians, scientists, and engineers and we build things, but there’s nothing like having somebody in uniform who actually has to use your product give you actual feedback,” Kaufman added, according to the article.
AFPS reports that agency scientists are developing a computer that is intended to avert hackers.
The agency also aims to simplify computer programming languages as well as build technology to help deliver actual commands.
“If we’re going to empower the military we need to change that dynamic; we have to make it so that you don’t need a Ph.D. in computer science … that you can still use it and program it for your own uses,” Kaufman told AFPS.