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DARPA Demos New Robotic Landing Gear System; Ashish Bagai Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated a new robotic landing gear system designed to enable helicopters to land on and take off from angled surfaces. DARPA said Thursday the system features four jointed legs that can fold in flight and have force-sensitive contact sensors. “The equipment — mounted on an otherwise unmodified, unmanned …

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DARPA Forum to Feature Early-Career S&T Talent; Arati Prabhakar Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s “Wait, What?” forum will feature research presentations from early-career scientists and engineers as part of the agency’s efforts to celebrate innovation and promising talent. DARPA said Wednesday the three-day forum will highlight the work of 54 selected “DARPA Risers” from the science and technology fields. …

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Ashton Carter: DoD Seeks More Communication, Partnerships With Private Sector

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has reiterated the Defense Department‘s efforts to establish strong relations with the private sector in work to help the U.S. bolster its military advantage, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes that Carter highlighted DoD’s goals for more communication and partnerships between industry and government in his keynote address …

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John McCain: Proposed DoD Rule to ‘Undermine’ Silicon Valley Collaboration Efforts

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes that a new proposed rule for the acquisition of commercial products at the Defense Department “undermines” efforts to drive collaboration with Silicon Valley, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes that McCain told Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a letter that the rule would retain the acquisition status quo at …

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DARPA Program Seeks to Speed Up Integrated Circuit Design Cycle; Linton Salmon Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a broad agency announcement seeking proposals for a three-year program that aims to improve power efficiency of customized military integrated circuits and accelerate the circuit design cycle. DARPA said Monday the Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales initiative will allocate approximately $30 million in …

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DARPA Pursues Materials Science Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring technology opportunities in the field of materials science as its Defense Sciences Office works to develop materials for usage in national security. DARPA said Friday DSO is pursuing several programs that utilize existing tools and processes in materials science and facilitate new development. “[We] are moving …

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Georgia Tech to Help DARPA, AFRL Study Data Transfer Security

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory have awarded $4.2 million to Georgia Tech’s College of Computing to support research on how to secure data transfers. Georgia Tech said Thursday the four-year “Theia” project aims to track the movement of data between computers and Internet hosts to determine if malicious code …

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