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Report: DARPA Starting Offensive Cyber Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a program drawing from computer game companies, universities and private sector entities to develop the agency’s cyber capabilities. According to the Washington Post, DARPA is launching a five-year, $110 million research project named Plan X in order to experiment ways the military can …

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DARPA Staying In Arlington, Opens New Ballston HQ

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has opened the doors of its new headquarters in the Ballston area of Arlington, Va., Fairfax News reports. DARPA moved from Virginia Square to Ballston, where it will house more than 1,200 employees and contractors, the newspaper reported. The agency received a number of …

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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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