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DARPA Mimics Power Grid Cyber Attack Through ‘Black Start’ Exercise

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted a seven-day exercise on Plum Island in New York to simulate a cyber attack on the U.S. power grid, Nextgov reported Tuesday. At least 100 people participated in the exercise that kicked off Nov. 1 to replicate “black start” or the restoration of power at two utility stations that were shut down for weeks by a cyber attack.

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Fred Kennedy: Reorganization Efforts, New Tech Procurements Can Advance Space Missions

Fred Kennedy, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Tactical Technology Office, has said efforts to reorganize the space architecture and procure new technologies align with plans to modernize the military space business, Space News reported Monday.

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JILA Researchers Measure Multi-Particle Interactions in Atom Experiment

Researchers from the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics have successfully measured multi-particle interactions among groups of atoms arrayed within an atomic clock, the National Institute of Standards and Technology reported Wednesday. JILA researchers used a three-dimensioned strontium lattice clock to control several arrays of atoms and used a new imaging technique to measure the particles’ subsequent quantum states.

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DARPA Unveils Program to Speed Up Discovery of Molecules for Defense Applications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-based processes designed to accelerate the discovery of molecules for military applications. The Accelerated Molecular Discovery program aims to “speed the time to design, validate, and optimize new molecules with defined properties from several years to a few months, or even several weeks,” Anne Fischer, program manager at DARPA’s defense sciences office, said in a statement published Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves Talks MDA’s Space-Based Sensor Layer Concept for Missile Defense at Symposium

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has described MDA’s concept of a possible space-based sensor layer intended for missile defense efforts at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Defense News reported Wednesday. Greaves said MDA looks to use the U.S. Air Force’s Overhead Persistent Infrared OPIR Global Scanning …

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