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DARPA to Seek Studies for Simplified Urban Operations

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to solicit studies that simplify military engagements in urban environments and address the limits of current intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance methods. DARPA said Thursday in a SAM notice it seeks the Non-Escalatory Engagement to reduce Dimensionality or NEED capability for the reduction of complexities in urban environment missions.

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Lockheed Martin Names Subcontractors for OpFires Program; Steven Botwinik Quoted

Steven Botwinik

Lockheed Martin, prime contractor on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Operational Fires (OpFires) program, has announced the company’s subcontractors on the program to advance hypersonic technologies. "OpFires is well-suited to address the Army’s Medium Range Strategic Fires needs,” said Steven Botwinik, director of Tactical and Strike Missiles Advanced Programs. 

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DARPA Awards Gryphon Task Order to Support the DRACO program; Tabitha Dodson, Pamela Braden Quoted

Gryphon Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Gryphon Technologies a $14 million task order to support the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, the company reported on Tuesday. "Gryphon is committed to providing high-end technical solutions to our nation's most critical national security challenges," said P.J. Braden, CEO of Gryphon.

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Victoria Coleman Takes Oath as DARPA Director

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, formerly senior adviser for microelectronics technology policy to the director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, Berkeley, has formally assumed the role of director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Coleman has succeeded Steven Walker, who vacated his post in 2019. 

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DARPA Provides Two Support Tools for Advanced Battle Mgmt System Demo

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contributed two technologies to a demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's new integrated situational awareness system. DARPA said Friday it provided a decision-making support tool and a software integration toolchain to support testing of the Advanced Battle Management System. The demonstration ran from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4.

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Dr. Mark Lewis, Michael Brown Discuss DoD Modernization Strategy

Mark Lewis

Dr. Mark Lewis, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, and Michael Brown, the director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently discussed the Department of Defense (DoD) modernization strategy, including the development and procurement of high priority systems. The Department's officials stated that artificial intelligence, directed energy, small satellites, hypersonics, 5G network and unmanned aerial systems have the potential to offer a competitive advantage.

 

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Mark Lewis: AI to Advance Human-Machine Teaming

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said he believes artificial intelligence will help advance human-machine teaming. Lewis commented on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) AlphaDogfight Trials in which a Heron Systems-developed AI ‘pilot’on an F-16 Viper jet

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DARPA to Tackle Quantum Research Barriers With New Program; Tatjana Curcic Quoted

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new program that aims to reduce the size, weight and power requirements of military technologies through quantum science. The Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT) program would address an equipment-related issue that hinders the transition of quantum research into practical applications.

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DARPA Names Victoria Coleman as Director; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Victoria Coleman

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has appointed Victoria Coleman, an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and microelectronics, as director of the agency. Coleman served as a founding member of DARPA’s Microsystems Exploratory Council and a member of the Defense Science Board. She will bring her extensive private sector experience, across various senior leadership positions, to DARPA.

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DARPA Awards New Contracts to Advance Modeling & Simulation

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced two new multi-million dollar contract awards that will develop an advanced modeling and simulation environment to increase the speed at which military leaders make decisions, C4ISRNet reported on Friday. DARPA has awarded the contracts as part of its Secure Advanced Framework for Simulation and Modeling (SAFE-SiM) program.

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