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Arati Prabhakar: Research, Tech Adoption Key to Nat’l Security Efforts

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has discussed the agency’s goal to apply technology and research in an effort to address national security issues, DoD News reported Thursday. Prabhakar made her remarks at DARPA’s three-day “Wait, What?” technology forum that kicked off Wednesday in St. Louis, Cheryl …

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James Clapper: Cyber Threats Create ‘Impactful’ National Security, Economic Issues

National Intelligence Director James Clapper told House Intelligence Committee members Thursday that cybersecurity threats are getting more sophisticated and pose a significant impact on the U.S.’ economic and national security programs. In his prepared testimony for the committee hearing, Clapper said public and private organizations that rely on unclassified information …

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DARPA Forum to Feature Early-Career S&T Talent; Arati Prabhakar Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s “Wait, What?” forum will feature research presentations from early-career scientists and engineers as part of the agency’s efforts to celebrate innovation and promising talent. DARPA said Wednesday the three-day forum will highlight the work of 54 selected “DARPA Risers” from the science and technology fields. …

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Adm. Michael Rogers Unveils Cybercom Vision Statement

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has issued a document that details how Cybercom and its subordinate units will work to address cyber threats, DoD News reported Tuesday. The vision statement titled Beyond the Build: Delivering Outcomes Through Cyberspace calls for Cybercom to incorporate cyber operations into …

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DARPA Pursues Materials Science Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring technology opportunities in the field of materials science as its Defense Sciences Office works to develop materials for usage in national security. DARPA said Friday DSO is pursuing several programs that utilize existing tools and processes in materials science and facilitate new development. “[We] are moving …

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DoD, DIUx Eye Innovation, Dual-Use Tech Through Partnership With Silicon Valley

Officials of the Defense Department and its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental pilot program met earlier this week to discuss focus areas for their efforts to boost innovation and government-industry technology partnerships, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall, DIUx military …

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Jason Matheny Appointed IARPA Director; James Clapper Comments

Jason Matheny, director of the Office for Anticipating Surprise at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has been appointed IARPA director in a move that takes effect immediately. “I look forward to him continuing to work closely with partners throughout the national security community to bring to bear our future capabilities,” Director …

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Pentagon: Climate Change Affects US Military’s Global Security Operations

The Defense Department has published a report that examines climate change’s impact on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, infrastructure and security cooperation efforts of U.S. combatant commands worldwide. DoD said Wednesday it conducted the “National Security Implications of Climate Change” study following a request from the Senate Appropriations Committee …

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