Tag Archives: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Ellen Lord Issues Memo on Temporary Amendment to Delegation of Approval Authority for OTAs


Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, issued a memo on April 5 to announce the changes made to the delegation of approval authority for the use of other transaction authorities for prototype agreements and follow-on production contracts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Military Tests DARPA-Made Geopolitical Event Analysis Tools


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new event analysis tool underwent testing with U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in December. DARPA said Thursday its Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios or COMPASS toolset works to help the military determine whether a geopolitical event connects to an adversarial strategy.

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DARPA Seeks to Use Atmosphere as Geolocation Sensor

The Defense Advanced Projects Agency is pursuing an effort to study the atmosphere's feasibility for use as a geolocation sensor. DARPA said Thursday its Atmosphere as a Sensor or AtmoSense program aims to determine whether the atmosphere can function as a global detector for catastrophes and incidents on or over Earth.

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DARPA Launches Program to Address RF Signal Interference

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced an effort to boost the defenses of wideband radio frequency receivers against interference. The Wideband Adaptive RF Protection and or WARP program would develop filter and cancellation technologies that selectively block interference signals, DARPA said Wednesday.

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