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DARPA Launches CBRNE Threat Detection Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a program to develop networks of sensors that can detect chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives threats. SIGMA+ is an expansion of DARPA’s initiative to identify radiological and nuclear materials, the agency said Tuesday. “The goal of SIGMA+ is to develop and demonstrate a real-time, …

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DARPA Program Aims to Secure COTS Components for Military Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program that seeks to address security risks from commodity off-the-shelf devices and increase the security of network-connected systems. DARPA said Tuesday it aims to create a system that can automatically deploy, generate and secure configurations of military components and subsystems through the agency’s …

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DoD Proposes Rule on Cost, Records Examination Requirements Exceptions for Small Biz Contracts

The Defense Department has proposed a rule that seeks to exclude contracts, subcontracts and contract modifications worth below $7.5 million that were awarded to small businesses or nonconventional contractors from pricing data, records examination and cost requirements. DoD said in a Federal Register notice published Tuesday the proposed regulation would amend the …

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IARPA to Launch Contest on Cyber Attack Prediction; Rob Rahmer Comments

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s Office for Anticipating Surprise is set to launch a four-year contest to develop new technology that can predict potential cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Tuesday via Defense One. Aliya Sternstein writes that both the private sector and academia are anticipating the upcoming broad agency announcement on the “Cyber-attack …

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DARPA Seeks Next-Gen Imaging Radar Tech Proposals

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals for new imaging radar technology that can produce high-resolution three-dimensional images through obstructions without target or platform movement, Defense Systems reported Thursday. Joey Cheng writes that DARPA’s broad agency announcement on the Advanced Scanning Technology for Imaging Radars program indicates plans for a single transmit-and-receive chain and an electronic …

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DARPA Seeks Proposals for Wireless Network Defense Program’s 2nd, 3rd Phases

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a presolicitation notice for the second and third phases of its Wireless Network Defense program to develop technology for protecting wireless networks’ medium access control protocols. A broad agency announcement posted July 16 on FedBizOpps says the ongoing first phase of the program is focused on …

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Air Force Wants Open Tech for Ballistic Missile System Modernization

The U.S. Air Force is seeking open technologies to replace the service’s ageing intercontinental ballistic missile systems, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Joey Cheng writes the Air Force issued a broad agency announcement in search for ground-based strategic deterrence technologies to upgrade its ICBM weapon system based on Minuteman III specifications. …

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DHS to Host Briefing on Early Warning Threat Detection Tech

The Department of Homeland Security has put out a broad agency announcement for standoff trace detection solutions, with a presolicitation conference slated for July 31. The briefing will focus on early warning threat detection technology under the agency’s Vehicle Eye-Safe Trace project, for deployment ahead of vehicle checkpoints in federal buildings, DHS …

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