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DARPA Pursues Materials Science Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring technology opportunities in the field of materials science as its Defense Sciences Office works to develop materials for ...
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NIST: Draft Report Calls for For More Gov’t Employee Help in Intl Cyber Standards

An interagency group has released a draft report advising the federal government to further involve government employees in the development of international standards on cybersecurity ...
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David Honey: ODNI Wants to Collaborate with Nontraditional Tech Firms

David Honey The Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeks to enlist unconventional businesses to help address national security issues as part of ODNI’s science and ...
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DoD, DIUx Eye Innovation, Dual-Use Tech Through Partnership With Silicon Valley

Officials of the Defense Department and its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental pilot program met earlier this week to discuss focus areas for their efforts to boost innovation and ...
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Jason Matheny Appointed IARPA Director; James Clapper Comments

Jason Matheny Jason Matheny, director of the Office for Anticipating Surprise at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed IARPA director in a move that ...
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Pentagon: Climate Change Affects US Military’s Global Security Operations

The Defense Department has published a report that examines climate change’s impact on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, infrastructure and security cooperation ...
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Sen. John McCain: Defense Policy Bill Will Spur Partnerships Between Silicon Valley Firms, Pentagon

John McCain Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the fiscal year 2016 defense policy bill contains provisions that would overhaul the military acquisition system and allow technology ...
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DARPA to Host Technology Forum in St. Louis; Arati Prabhakar Comments

Arati Prabhakar The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a three-day forum in St. Louis starting Sept. 9 to discuss the latest advances in science and technology and ...
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DOJ Issues Drone Usage Policy Guidance for US Law Enforcement

The Justice Department has released a set of policy guidelines on the use of unmanned aircraft systems to support U.S. law enforcement and national security activities in the federal, ...
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CIA Veteran Barry Royden: Interagency Cooperation Key to Counterterrorism Push

Barry Royden, a former counterintelligence director at the CIA, spoke to Business Insider last month about the process of recruiting and managing secret agents and the agency’s ...