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Report: IARPA Head Lisa Porter Stepping Down

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Director Lisa Porter is stepping down from her post, Wired reports. Porter, IARPA leader since the agency’s 2008 start, announced her plans to colleagues March 30, according to the report. The agency is the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s research arm, similar to the …

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Navy Official: Keeping Sailors Harder Than Recruiting

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are not having difficulty attracting new recruits and qualified personnel, according to a Navy official. Juan Garcia, the Navy’s assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, told Federal News Radio that the opposite is true. Instead, he said it is tougher to stay in …

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Report: DARPA Director Regina Dugan to Join Google

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Regina Dugan is leaving her post after more than two years to take a position with Google, Wired reported. Eric Mazzacone, a DARPA spokesperson, told Wired Dugan will attain a senior executive position with the Internet company within the next few weeks. DARPA Deputy …

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DARPA Shredder Challenge Solved in 33 Days

DARPA recently announced that its shredder challenge, issued about a month ago and tasking participants to piece back together five shredded documents, was solved in 33 days. The winning team was a San Francisco-based group who used custom-coded algorithms to aid through suggesting fragment pairings to human assemblers for verification. “Lots of experts …

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Defense Cyber Research Spending to Go Up 50% by 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to increase its cybersecurity research spending by 50 percent over the next five years, DARPA Director Regina Dugan said Monday according to a report in InformationWeek. DARPA’s budget request for fiscal year 2012, which began Oct. 1, called for its cyber research funding …

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DARPA: Flying Humvee Tests Coming in 2015

Those futuristic flying cars movie-goers frequently see in science-fiction thrillers will be coming to real life in 2012, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. According to Aviation Week, program manager Stephen Waller said both AAI Corp. and Lockheed Martin have produced “feasible designs” for DARPA’s Transformer program and …

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DARPA Planning Satellite Recycling Program

Recycling is spreading far beyond its debut platform of Earth. According to a Defense Department platform released last week, DARPA is working on plan to collect useful parts from dead satellites floating 22,000 miles above the planet in the geosynchronous orbit. The plan, coined Phoenix Program, will be collecting spare …

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U.S. Developing New Chip to Test Toxicity of Drugs

The National Institutes of Health will collaborate with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the  Food and Drug Administration to develop a chip capable of screening new drugs for toxic material before tested on people. The chips will be loaded with specific cell types and would be able to …

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