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DARPA Launches Warfighter Performance Measurement Initiative; Eric Van Gieson Quoted

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a program helping the Department of Defense sustain and reinforce U.S. military readiness through the study of warfighter biology. The Measuring Biological Aptitude program seeks to understand biological processes and factors that could affect the performance of specialized military roles, DARPA said Tuesday.

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President Trump to Nominate ViraCyte’s Brett Giroir as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and …

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NASA: 3 Astronauts Begin Voyage to ISS Onboard Soyuz MS-01 Spacecraft

An updated Soyuz spacecraft launched Wednesday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to ferry three crew members to the International Space Station. Kate Rubins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia’s space agency and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency began their voyage 9:36 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday and will test modified systems …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Holds Demo Day for Partners to Share Science, Tech Initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held its DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon Wednesday to provide members of the Defense Department community an “up-close” look at DARPA’s technology and military systems portfolio. DARPA program managers, academic and private-sector project leaders demonstrated over 60 ongoing programs that encompass early phases to existing …

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Geoff Ling to Head DARPA’s New Biotech Office

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has named Geoff Ling director of the agency’s new biological technologies office, which has been formed to combine national security projects with natural sciences. BTO will work to apply biological, engineering and computer science tools on national defense operations, DARPA said Tuesday. “The biological …

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