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DARPA’s Strategy Adviser Details How to Secure Support From Agency

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.

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NIST Researchers Achieve ‘Unprecedented’ Atomic Timekeeping Precision, Consistency in Study

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.

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DARPA Demos UAS With Target Detection Skills in GPS-Less Environments

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.

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Eric Schmidt, Eric Horvitz Named to Artificial Intelligence Commission

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.
 

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DARPA Mimics Power Grid Cyber Attack Through ‘Black Start’ Exercise

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.

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Fred Kennedy: Reorganization Efforts, New Tech Procurements Can Advance Space Missions

Fred Kennedy, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology Office, has said efforts to reorganize the space architecture and procure new technologies align with plans to modernize the military space business, Space News reported Monday.

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JILA Researchers Measure Multi-Particle Interactions in Atom Experiment

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.

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