Tag Archives: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Army Researchers to Help DARPA Develop Coronavirus Detector; Matthew Coppock Quoted

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Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) compose a bio-aerosol monitor designed to detect the coronavirus. DARPA leads an 18-month effort to develop the monitor based on a combination of different technologies. “ARL’s biodetection technology is a crucial enabler for persistent biosensing in operational environments,” said Matthew Coppock, a chemist and team leader at ARL.

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DARPA Announces Results of 2020’s FETT Cybersecurity Bug Bounty Program; Keith Rebello Quoted

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has finalized the results of a recent bug bounty event that tested the effectiveness of new hardware- and firmware-based security technologies. FETT ran from July to October last year with the participation of over 580 cybersecurity experts. DARPA then reviewed the program's findings over three months to determine the final results.

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William Scherlis Cites Current State of AI Dev’t

Artificial Intelligence

William Scherlis, director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) information innovation office, said artificial intelligence is at the early stage of its rapid development. Scherlis said in a statement published Friday that artificial intelligence (AI) currently lacks robustness and does not have trustworthiness yet. He noted that various AI components should come together to support warfighter needs.

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Air Force’s Jazmin Furtado, Chris Dylewski on Moving Beyond Service-Wide AI Innovation

F-16 Fighter Jet

U.S. Air Force officials Capt. Jazmin Furtado and Capt. Chris Dylewski have said the service branch must position itself to address emerging artificial intelligence threats to avoid lagging behind in the global competitive landscape. Furtado and Dylewski’s comments come after the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed the AlphaDogfight trials which assessed the performance of AI-enabled fighter aircraft.

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DARPA Looks to Build Compact Linear Electron Accelerator for Military Applications

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched an effort to develop a deployable linear accelerator designed to generate beams of high energy by accelerating electrons and sub-atomic particles on a straight line. However, the linear accelerators are “too large and heavy to be practical for military use in the field,” according to DARPA.

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Timothy Grayson: DARPA Envisions Modular, Customizable Approach for DoD’s Joint Operations

Timothy Grayson

Timothy Grayson, director of the strategic technology office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said DARPA wants to address the military's joint operational goals with an approach where systems can be flexibly arranged instead of following an existing structure. DOD envisions JADC2 as a networked integration between multiple weapon systems and communications. 

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DARPA Releases BAA for Disinformation Campaign Prevention Effort

Disinformation Prevention

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a broad agency announcement to identify potential sources of technologies and techniques to help the government combat disinformation campaigns. The INCAS toolkit must also be interoperable with a testbed infrastructure for subsequent demonstration activities. Responses to the BAA are due on Jan. 8, 2021.

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Army Researchers Employ Game Theory to Study Cyber Attack Deception Techniques

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Army Research Laboratory has used game theory to understand how cybersecurity operators can deceive cyber actors and in turn, prevent attacks. The U.S. Army said Tuesday it used security games to graphically depict or model the different approaches taken by cyber actors, then analyze multiple strategies to deceive the attacker.

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NASA Launches Nat’l Initiative to Promote On-Orbit Satellite Servicing

Satellite Servicing

NASA has launched a national initiative focused on establishing partnerships between government, industry and academia to conduct satellite servicing and spacecraft repair activities in orbit, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. NASA partnered with Made in Space to begin the construction of OSAM-2, which is intended to build a solar array in orbit.

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Victoria Coleman Takes Oath as DARPA Director

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, formerly senior adviser for microelectronics technology policy to the director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, Berkeley, has formally assumed the role of director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Coleman has succeeded Steven Walker, who vacated his post in 2019. 

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