Tag Archives: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

New DARPA Program Aims to Safely, Easily Update Legacy Software

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched an effort to help developers safely update old software without the need to rewrite the code entirely. DARPA will use novel concepts to allow for incremental updates in legacy software under the Verified Security and Performance Enhancement of Large Legacy Software or V-SPELLS program.

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Existing DARPA Research Supports COVID-19 Response

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made contributions to COVID-19 response based on research conducted within the past two decades. Autonomous Diagnostics to Enable Prevention and Therapeutics or ADEPT, a DARPA-led study that concluded in 2013, offers information on pathogen identification with regard to vaccine development.

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DARPA Tests In-Space Deformable Mirror Telescope

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has pursued an effort to demonstrate the capture of distant space images through CubeSat-based telescopes. The International Space Station on July 13 deployed the agency's Deformable Mirror or DeMi CubeSat satellite that features a miniature telescope with microelectromechanical technology.

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DARPA’s Paul Thomas on Fast-Tracking ‘Blackjack’ Space Network Initiative

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Paul Thomas, project manager for the Blackjack effort at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said the agency is moving forward with the program after evaluating commercial technologies and identifying potential risks. He noted that the agency is “tying up all the loose ends” of its phase one contract and studying its options after evaluating technical risks.

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DoD Research, Engineering Leaders Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter to Step Down

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Michael Griffin, undersecretary of Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, and his deputy Lisa Porter will leave their current posts on July 10, Defense News reported Tuesday. Griffin and Porter said in a letter to their staff that they have decided to pursue together a career opportunity in the private sector.

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DARPA Program Delivers Method to Generate Micro-Sized Optical Frequencies

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A program managed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) uses miniaturized chip components to generate optical frequencies in small, compressed forms. DARPA said Thursday it launched the Direct On-Chip Digital Optical Synthesizer or DODOS effort in 2014 to propagate the use of optical frequency synthesizers, a technology that generates frequency-precise lasers.

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