Tag Archives: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Report: Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane to Conduct Exercise in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force has said a Boeing-built robotic space plane is scheduled to perform an on-orbit exercise this week, Space.com reported Tuesday. Irene Klotz writes that X-37B, also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, was designed to remain in orbit for at least 270 days and demonstrate technologies for reusable uncrewed spacecraft as well as …

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Marine Corps Opens Rapid Capabilities Office in Virginia

The U.S. Marine Corps has established a rapid capabilities office at the service branch’s warfighting laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, in an effort to inform future investment plans and force requirements, C4ISR and Networks reported Monday. Mark Pomerleau writes the Marine Corps built the office to accelerate prototyping, demonstration, experimentation and prototyping of new technology platforms. …

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Ash Carter Discusses DoD Changes in Farewell Address

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has highlighted changes throughout his 35-year career at the Defense Department during his farewell address in the Pentagon auditorium, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said DoD missions have transformed from the “great-power competition of the Cold War years” to more than a decade of counterinsurgency …

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DARPA Develops Search Technologies to Locate Online Perpetrators of Human Trafficking Crimes

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency continues ongoing work on the development of next-generation search technologies designed to locate online perpetrators of slavery and human trafficking crimes, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Wade Shen, program manager in DARPA’s information innovation office, told DoD News in an interview that the Memex …

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Navy Plans Anti-Ship Missile Tests Via B-1B Bomber, F-18 Fighter Jets

The U.S. Navy looks to test-launch a new long-range anti-ship missile via a U.S. Air Force bomber by 2017 in response to threats such as the North Korean nuclear crisis and military provocations from China, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Sandra Erwin writes current military plans aim to launch the 2,200-pound LRASM from …

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Cedric Leighton: DoD Works to Address Advanced Persistent Threats

The Defense Department seeks to address cybersecurity concerns such as advanced persistent threats that use unauthorized entities to gain access to networks and steal data from an organization, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday. John Edwards writes Cedric Leighton, former National Security Agency deputy director of training, said APTs can collect large …

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