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DARPA Looks at New Potential Partners for Satellite Repair Effort

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to move forward with its robot-driven satellite repair program with new industry partners, Space News reported Sunday. DARPA is now evaluating new proposals following Maxar Technologies' withdrawal from the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program earlier this year.

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Paul Selva: LEO Satellites Could Provide Cheaper Broadband Services

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Brookings Institute event that the efforts to miniaturize satellites are helping to reduce costs in constructing and deploying large constellations, C4ISRnet reported Thursday. Selva noted that this may result in broadband services hosted by low-Earth orbit satellites that are cheaper compared to fiber-optic networks.

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Dan Javorsek: DARPA Must Apply ‘Operational Understanding’ in Emerging Tech Dev’t

Lt. Col. Dan Javorsek, program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office, said at a Noblis event that DARPA needs to incorporate operational understanding in technology development, Fedscoop reported Thursday. He noted that the agency must work on improving its application of emerging technologies into operational capabilities for future warfighting activities.

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HHS Awards ECS $49M IDIQ to Deliver IAAI Solutions to Federal Agencies; George Wilson Quoted

ECS announced on Thursday that the company has received a potential five-year, $49 million contract vehicle to provide advanced Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) solutions to customers across the federal government. 

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DARPA Deploys SIGMA+ Chemical Sensor Network at Indy 500

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fielded a sensor network to trace radioactive and nuclear materials during the Indianapolis 500 event. DARPA said Tuesday that its SIGMA+ platform networked chemical, radiological and biological threat sensors used by the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office to demonstrate its scaling functions.

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DARPA Seeks to Develop Genetics-Based Med Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a four-year effort to develop new genetics-based applications addressing two public health issues. DARPA said Thursday that its Preemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements or PREPARE program aims to control protective genes for defense against influenza and ionizing radiation. 

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Navy, USMC Increase AI Implementation Efforts; Richard Spencer Quoted

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps are pursuing ways to further implement the use of artificial intelligence in operations, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy, said the service branch is planning to focus on AI for its fiscal year 2020 budget proposal.

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