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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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Navy to Deploy Raytheon Precision-Guided Missiles for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

The U.S. Navy is acquiring 566 AGM-65E2/L Maverick laser-guided weapon systems from Raytheon to support counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State group, Scout Warrior reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Navy will deploy the Maverick air-to-ground missile systems for the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign against the militant group. The AGM-65E2/L‘s precision technology is intended to aid in coalition …

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Carl Ghattas Named FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism

Carl Ghattas has been appointed as FBI‘s new assistant director for the counterterrorism division and will be based at the bureau headquarters in Washington. FBI Director James Comey has tasked the former special agent to oversee the headquarters’ investigations in counterterrorism, the bureau said Thursday. The new assistant director has held numerous leadership positions since he joined …

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