Tag Archives: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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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Mark Lewis: AI to Advance Human-Machine Teaming

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said he believes artificial intelligence will help advance human-machine teaming. Lewis commented on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) AlphaDogfight Trials in which a Heron Systems-developed AI ‘pilot’on an F-16 Viper jet

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DARPA to Tackle Quantum Research Barriers With New Program; Tatjana Curcic Quoted

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new program that aims to reduce the size, weight and power requirements of military technologies through quantum science. The Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT) program would address an equipment-related issue that hinders the transition of quantum research into practical applications.

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DHS S&T Unveils Explosive Trace Detector Tech

Next-Gen Mass Spec ETD

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate has handed over to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) a technology built to trace and detect explosives. The Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry Explosive Trace Detector can adapt to austere environments and houses a configurable threat library meant to speed up threat identification capabilities. 

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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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