Tag Archives: Peter Highnam

DARPA Eyes Scope Expansion for Pilot Tech Accelerator Program; Peter Highnam Quoted

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking to expand a pilot program that connects startups with investors to include other emerging technology areas such as artificial intelligence. DARPA’s updated Embedded Entrepreneurship Initiative will fall under In-Q-Tel’s Emerge segment and support a maximum of 150 small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Victoria Coleman Takes Oath as DARPA Director

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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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Existing DARPA Research Supports COVID-19 Response


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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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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Peter Highnam: NGA Identifies 7 Research Focus Areas

Peter Highnam, director of the InnoVision organization at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has cited radar, spectral, geophysics, environment and culture, automation, geospatial cyber and anticipatory analytics as the focus areas of NGA’s research work in an interview with C4ISR & Networks published Monday. He told reporter Amber Corrin at the GEOINT Symposium the agency used input gathered from the …

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NGA Unveils New Geospatial Research Office in Reorg, Focus Shift

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has established a new internal organization that will serve to support geospatial research among national laboratories, commercial businesses and universities as part of an NGA-wide restructuring initiative. NGA started the new office to advance the agency’s research activities and provide other agencies in the intelligence community access to new technologies and other …

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Profile: Dr. Peter Highnam, IARPA Director

Dr. Peter Highnam has served as director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity since August 30, 2012 and is in charge of the agency’s “high-risk, high-payoff” research into technologies for the U.S. intelligence community. He came to the agency in February 2009 to lead its incisive analysis office and …

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