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DARPA Unveils Gamma Ray Inspection Tech Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to develop a tunable gamma ray technology to accommodate industrial, medical and national security usage. The agency intends to integrate tunable, high-intensity and narrow-bandwidth sources of gamma ray energy through a portable form factor device to help detect specific elements as part of the Gamma Ray Inspection Technology program, DARPA said Friday.

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Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak Joins Hitachi Vantara Federal as Chief Data Scientist; Dave Turner Quoted

Hitachi Vantara Federal announced on Wednesday that Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak has joined the company as the chief data scientist. In the new role, Dr. Nayak will empower customers to better leverage their data through machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics.

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DARPA to Host Second Electronics Resurgence Workshop Summit

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency invites members of the electronics community to take part in an upcoming workshop event on microelectronics. The 2019 Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit will take place in Detroit, Mich., from July 15 to 17, DARPA said Friday. This would mark the ERI Summit's second consecutive iteration.

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DARPA Taps CMU to Develop Noninvasive Brain Interface

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded a $19.4 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University for the design of a wearable neural interface. The university said Friday it will design the noninvasive device to record and stimulate neural dynamic activity as part of DARPA's next-generation-nonsurgical-neurotechnology program.

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Report: DoD Plans to Move Strategic Capabilities Office to DARPA

The Department of Defense plans to integrate the strategic capabilities office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to centralize more research divisions under Michael Griffin, DoD undersecretary for research and engineering and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, Reuters reported Friday. The SCO oversees the development of technological capabilities against emerging threats.

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Report: DoD to Reprogram $1.5B in Funds for Border Wall

The Department of Defense is redirecting approximately $1.5 billion in funds allocated for several defense programs toward the Trump administration’s plan to construct 80 additional miles of border wall, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The funds will come from the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and surveillance plane program called Airborne Warning and Control System, according to a DoD document obtained by the Post.

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DARPA Announces Dev’t of Autonomous Pilot Combat System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to develop an autonomous platform to boost pilot capabilities using of human-machine collaboration. DARPA said Wednesday that it intends to develop an artificial intelligence tool in aerial combat principles via human training methods as part of the Air Combat Evolution initiative.

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DARPA Unveils Scent-Based Technology for Mosquito Risk Reduction

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is in need of research teams for the development of a scent-based technology to lower mosquito attraction through the temporary alteration of skin microbiome. The four-year ReVector project seeks to repel mosquitoes through the mediation of skin microbiome interaction and body metabolites to reduce the instances of disease transmission, DARPA said Friday.

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DARPA on Schedule for Hypersonic Vehicle Launches This Year

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is preparing to launch two prototype hypersonic vehicles by the end of 2019, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. Steven Walker, DARPA director and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, told reporters that both Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept and Tactical Boost Glide programs are progressing on schedule.

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Mike Leahy to Lead DARPA’s Tactical Tech Office

Mike Leahy, a former executive at Northrop Grumman, will serve as head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. DARPA Director and a 2019 Wash100 winner Steven Walker told the publication on Wednesday that Leahy will join the agency in late May to succeed Fred Kennedy, who was recently named head of the Department of Defense’s space development agency.

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