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Arati Prabhakar: National Security Requirements for Space Can Be Too Costly

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has expressed concern on the cost of performing research in space for national security requirements, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Prabhakar told a American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-hosted conference that now is the time to …

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DARPA Hosts Robotics Challenge for Rescue Initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has hosted a robotics competition aimed at testing the rescue capabilities of the machines, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes DARPA planned to use the competition as a means to develop technology intended for disaster rescue operations. According to the robotics challenge site, the DARPA event …

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DARPA Builds Wireless Tactical Comm Gateway; Keith Gremban Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has built a gateway platform to help frontline U.S. soldiers and defense organizations communicate during tactical operations. DARPA’s Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network Gateway seeks to connect multiple communications systems into a common infrastructure and help forward-deployed troops send and receive voice, data and …

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Arati Prabhakar Talks DARPA Space Access Program

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, summarized at a recent industry technology event the body of work DARPA researchers is conducting to help advance the Defense Department‘s initiatives, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Dan Verton writes the DARPA chief spoke at a Northern Virginia Technology Council event Tuesday …

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Report: Japan Plans DARPA-Patterned Military Research Center

Japan is planning to form a research center patterned after the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that is intended to study civilian technologies for military applications, Reuters reported Wednesday. Tim Kelly and Kiyoshi Takenaka write the research center is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to lift Japan’s …

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Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

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DARPA Seeks Brain Systems Measuring Tech; Justin Sanchez Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking a technology to analyze and measure brain systems for a program to develop therapies for neuropsychological illnesses among veterans and active soldiers. DARPA wants to evaluate medical hardware, human neural system models, clinical neurology and animal researches for the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for …

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DARPA Holds $2M Cyber Challenge for Automatic Network Defense

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is sponsoring a cyber contest where contestants develop automatic network defense systems, C4ISR & Networks reports. Michael Peck writes that contestants of DARPA’s first grand challenge will devise automatic systems to test for vulnerabilities, evaluate software, create security patches and apply those patches to networks in a …

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DARPA Hosts Radio Technology Design Contest; Yiftach Eisenberg Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a competition that challenges participants to develop software-based radios capable of operating in adverse spectrum environments. Eighteen teams from across the country demonstrated prototype systems for the first part of the spectrum challenge held at DARPA’s headquarters in Arlington, Va. on Sept. …

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DARPA Demos Mobile Network Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has ended phase one of  field-testing of its Content-Based Mobile Edge Networking program, kicking off the next stage of the project aimed to mature the technology. CBMEN was created for battlefield applications and works to make squad members’ mobile devices function as portable servers …

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