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IARPA Seeks Info on Neural Tools to Forecast Cognitive Performance

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose ideas for developing neural tools and methods to predict a person’s cognitive performance in different settings. IARPA seeks ideas regarding non-invasive structural and functional brain assays in order to identify brain-based prediction systems of an individual’s future cognitive performance, the agency said …

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US Defense Analysts: China Working on New Anti-Satellite Weapon

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Some industry analysts said that China appears to be developing a new missile weapon system that could incapacitate navigation and communication satellites, Defense News reported Monday. Wendell Minnick writes U.S. officials believed that China’s third “anti-missile” test last month was part of an anti-satellite development program. “This latest space interceptor …

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Chuck Hagel Officially Welcomes 4 Senior Pentagon Leaders

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The Defense Department held a ceremony Monday to celebrate the addition of Michael McCord, Jessica Wright, Jamie Morin and Christine Wormuth to the agency’s senior leadership team, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed McCord as comptroller, Wright as undersecretary for personnel and readiness, …

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Robert Ferrell, Barbara Hoffman Outline JIE Plans for Army and Navy

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Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell , the Army‘s chief information officer, and Navy Principal Deputy CIO Barbara Hoffman have detailed the measures that the Army and Navy are implementing for the Joint Information Environment, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. During a roundtable discussion with reporter Barry Rosenberg, Ferrell and Hoffman said they agreed that JIE would support the Defense Department‘s efforts …

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FAA Eyes Quick Deployment of New Air Traffic Control System

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The Federal Aviation Administration is working to step up its implementation the NextGen air traffic control system following a set of recommendations from the inspector general’s office at the Transportation Department, NJ.com reported Thursday. Steve Strunsky writes the FAA is deploying NextGen system in order to upgrade its legacy radar-based system to a satellite-based …

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