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DARPA Appoints Steven Walker Full-Time Director

Steven Walker, formerly deputy director and acting director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed to lead DARPA on a full-time basis. He succeeds Arati Prabhakar, who left DARPA in January and now serves as a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the …

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Cybersecurity Research Goals

Steven Walker, acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined DARPA’s plans to protect U.S. networks against cyber attacks at the 2017 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, DoD News reported Wednesday. Walker said DARPA’s security research goals are focused on efforts …

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DoD Officials Cite Threats Against US Military Operational Dominance at Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has said the U.S. military’s superiority over potential competitors is beginning to wane due to adversaries’ level of investment and efforts to close the operational and technical gap, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday alongside William Roper, director of …

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Steven Walker: DARPA Develops Programs for Real-Time Space Situational Awareness

Steven Walker, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency deputy director, has said DARPA is working on additional programs in efforts to provide users real-time space situational awareness, DoD News reported Monday. Walker said at the transition ceremony of the DARPA-built Space Surveillance Telescope that the agency currently develops the OrbitOutlook and Hallmark programs to help …

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DARPA Hands Over Space Surveillance Telescope to Air Force; Lindsay Millard Comments

The U.S. Air Force assumed ownership of the Space Surveillance Telescope from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency during a transition ceremony held Tuesday in New Mexico. DARPA said Wednesday SST is designed to perform space situational awareness functions and detect potential satellite collisions in deep space. An article published Tuesday …

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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the subcommittee that DoD has sought to maintain a steady investment …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Eyes Further Research on EM Spectrum, Big Data, Maritime Agility

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has outlined the organization’s projects designed to maintain U.S. technological advantage, ahead of a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, USA Today reported Thursday. “The only thing that keeps me awake at night is the question of whether we are so comfortable with our knowledge …

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Marilyn Freeman Tells Lawmakers Defense Research Should Not Bear Sequestration

Defense Department science and technology officials told lawmakers Tuesday that cuts resulting from sequestration could negatively impact the Pentagon’s research components, FierceGovernment IT reports. Marilyn Freeman, the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for research and technology, told the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities that she is concerned …

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