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DARPA Seeks to Accelerate Scientific Discovery Process Through ‘Disruptioneering’ Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Defense Sciences Office has unveiled the first two programs under DSO’s “Disruptioneering” initiative that aims to accelerate the process for investigating fundamental and applied science concepts in a push to drive the development of national security technologies. DARPA said Friday the first phase of …

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DARPA Eyes Radio-Frequency Enabled Machine Learning System Under New Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to develop a machine learning system that incorporates abilities to read, discern, automatically adjust and learn through radio frequencies as part of a new program. DARPA said Friday Paul Tilghman, manager for the Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems program within the Microsystems Technology Office, believes …

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Air Force, SOFWERX to Collaborate on UAV Battle Experiment

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with SOFWERX to conduct a “rumble-style” battle experiment on unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information for potential drone operations, National Defense reported Thursday. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, said the service branch will hold the ThunderDrone rapid prototyping event at a rented warehouse in Tampa, …

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Qing Wu: DoD-Funded IBM Chip Tech Could Aid AI-Based Defense Systems

Qing Wu, principal electronics engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, has said a neuromorphic computer chip being developed by IBM could help boost the capacity of artificial intelligence-based defense systems, DoD News reported Thursday. Wu added the Defense Department-funded TrueNorth chip technology is designed to mimic the function of human neurons and perform …

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Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Laura Gerhardt, a TTS technical lead, said at FCW’s cybersecurity summit that the organization initially opened the Federalist web tool to a …

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