A senior official at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency provided insight into how the industry can secure grants and contracts from the agency, FedScoop reported Thursday. David Henshall, DARPA’s senior adviser for commercial strategy, said entrepreneurs and startup companies should be familiar with the opportunities of national security, monitor the agency’s programs and actively coordinate with federal program managers.Read More »
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have carried out an experiment involving ytterbium optical lattice clocks. The study, which was conducted by a team led by Andrew Ludlow, yielded findings that set records in terms of atomic timekeeping precision and consistency.Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency tested an unmanned aerial system with built-in capabilities from the agency's Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment program. The test evaluated how the airborne platform responds to threats in an anti-access area denial region.Read More »
The House Armed Services Committee has named Eric Schmidt, technical adviser to Alphabet’s board; and Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Labs; to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was formed through the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess developments in AI, machine learning and related technologies as well as their implications for national security, the committee said Wednesday.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted a seven-day exercise on Plum Island in New York to simulate a cyber attack on the U.S. power grid, Nextgov reported Tuesday. At least 100 people participated in the exercise that kicked off Nov. 1 to replicate “black start” or the restoration of power at two utility stations that were shut down for weeks by a cyber attack.Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the potential locations for a competition that seeks to launch small payloads on short notice.Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that aims to streamline data movement in parallel computing systems using high-bandwidth optical signaling technologies.
Researchers from the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics have successfully measured multi-particle interactions among groups of atoms arrayed within an atomic clock, the National Institute of Standards and Technology reported Wednesday. JILA researchers used a three-dimensioned strontium lattice clock to control several arrays of atoms and used a new imaging technique to measure the particles’ subsequent quantum states.Read More »