Tag Archives: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Timothy Grayson: DARPA Envisions Modular, Customizable Approach for DoD’s Joint Operations

Timothy Grayson

Timothy Grayson, director of the strategic technology office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), said DARPA wants to address the military's joint operational goals with an approach where systems can be flexibly arranged instead of following an existing structure. DOD envisions JADC2 as a networked integration between multiple weapon systems and communications. 

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DARPA Releases BAA for Disinformation Campaign Prevention Effort

Disinformation Prevention

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a broad agency announcement to identify potential sources of technologies and techniques to help the government combat disinformation campaigns. The INCAS toolkit must also be interoperable with a testbed infrastructure for subsequent demonstration activities. Responses to the BAA are due on Jan. 8, 2021.

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Army Researchers Employ Game Theory to Study Cyber Attack Deception Techniques

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory has used game theory to understand how cybersecurity operators can deceive cyber actors and in turn, prevent attacks. The U.S. Army said Tuesday it used security games to graphically depict or model the different approaches taken by cyber actors, then analyze multiple strategies to deceive the attacker.

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NASA Launches Nat’l Initiative to Promote On-Orbit Satellite Servicing

Satellite Servicing

NASA has launched a national initiative focused on establishing partnerships between government, industry and academia to conduct satellite servicing and spacecraft repair activities in orbit, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. NASA partnered with Made in Space to begin the construction of OSAM-2, which is intended to build a solar array in orbit.

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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

DARPA

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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