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DARPA to Host Event on National Security Challenges, Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a two-day event on Aug. 2 to 3 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the Strategic Technology Office’s mission, problem spaces and technology interests with industry.

DARPA said Friday the Sync with STO event seeks to foster discussion between STO program managers and technologists on ways to address national security challenges.

“We look forward to engaging with a wide spectrum of technology companies, university researchers, and other technologists who can provide unique insights and advanced commercial technologies that could be applied in new ways to achieve STO’s vision,” said STO Director Tom Burns.

“We are especially interested in hearing from small, innovative, tech-savvy companies or research teams that have never worked with us before,” Burns added.

STO seeks to develop technologies in five areas including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; battle management; command and control; communications and networking; and electronic warfare.

Sync with STO will involve two workshop sessions wherein DARPA PMs and attendees will work together to assess military challenges and create potential technology solutions.

Discussions will focus on identifying ways to mitigate strategic U.S. military challenges; unconventional global security problems; and challenges associated with design, deployment and operation of complex and adaptive technologies, DARPA noted.

Interested participants can register for the event until July 17.

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