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DARPA Looking to Use Emerging Tech for Treating Combat Wounds

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched the Bioelectronics for Tissue Regeneration program to deploy emerging technology into treating combat wounds, DARPA said Wednesday. The four-year effort seeks researchers capable of using artificial intelligence, biosensors and actuators to develop a solution for stimulating real-time healing processes, accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

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DARPA Continuing SHARE Tactical Network Security Program Ahead of Full Transition in 2020

The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency started phase two of the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge program aiming to protect crucial information on multiple security levels, FCW reported Thursday. The SHARE effort intends to access multiple security levels through one device connected to a tactical network to protect data exchanged with key coalition entities.

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DARPA Tests Unmanned Tech for Combat Operations

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency facilitated a week-long experiment at Twentynine Palms, Calif., to evaluate the use of autonomous technology on the battlefield, C4ISRnet reported Friday. The series of tests comes as part of DARPA’s Squad X program aiming to utilize emerging technologies to refine warfighters’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

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DARPA Developing Self-Assessment Capabilities for Autonomous Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched the Competency-Aware Machine Learning program intent on developing autonomous systems that can continuously and rapidly perform self-checks in unpredictable situations, DARPA said Thursday. The agency is looking for proposers to provide machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and other capabilities for autonomous technology as part of the project.

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Report: Michael Griffin’s Office to Oversee Space Development Agency

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has issued a memo directing Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, to submit by March 1 a plan to establish a new space development agency, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Griffin’s office will oversee the new agency, which is expected to be set up no later than March 29, according to the Jan. 19 memo initially reported by Inside Defense.

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Navy Marks Status of First Unmanned Warship as ‘Classified’

The U.S. Navy has decided to designate information about the status of the service's first unmanned warship as “classified” following initial tests of its first prototype, National Defense reported Monday. In November, ONR tested the prototype Sea Hunter ship outside Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ONR tested the ship's endurance and range capabilities to establish “operator trust in safe reliable operations,” according to Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman, a spokesperson for U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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DARPA Sets Proposers Day for New AI Tech Development Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a Proposers Day on Jan. 9 to discuss and develop a contract for a semi-automated system to help the defense community analyze complex events in multimedia platforms. The event at the Holiday Inn in Arlington, Va., will focus on the requirements of a broad agency announcement for DARPA’s Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas program, according to a notice FedBizOpps posted Monday.

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DARPA to Help DoD Stand New Space Development Agency

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been tasked with providing recommendations to the Pentagon for establishing a proposed agency that would lead efforts to build and acquire space technologies for the military, Space News reported Thursday. DARPA will study the process and approach for the Space Development Agency following a directive by Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin.

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U.S. Navy Awards Belcan Government Services The Seaport Next Generation Contract, A $50 Billion Multi-Year IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded the SeaPort Next Generation contract to Schafer Government Services, a division of Belcan‘s Government Services unit, the Arlington, Va., contractor announced Wednesday. The 10-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quality contract has a total value of $50B.

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