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DARPA to Host Proposers Day for ‘Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance’ Program; Bruce Draper Quoted

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will hold a Proposers Day on March 18th for a program that seeks to develop artificial intelligence-enabled assistants that could help human users carry out complex tasks, minimize errors and expand their skillsets. The Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance program intends to explore advances in augmented reality for human-computer interfaces and deep learning for speech and video analysis.

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Begins Work on Declassification Strategy

Gen.  John Raymond

Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. Space Force is working on a declassification strategy to help facilitate integration across the joint forces and with international partners. Raymond said Wednesday at a virtual event with the National Press Club that parts of the new service’s mission are being hampered by the classification mechanism.

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Derek Tournear: SDA Prioritizes Space Tech Delivery to Warfighters

Derek Tournear

Derek Tournear, director of the Space Development Agency (SDA) and a first-time winner of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said that SDA has embraced innovative approaches to help the military build and field technologies for the space domain. ournear added the agency plans to apply an incremental method to updating algorithms or autonomous platforms.

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ASI Wins U.S. Space Force Contract to Deliver Space Data Transport Network

U.S. Space Force

Analytical Space Inc. (ASI) has been awarded a three-year, $26.4 million contract by the Department of the Air Force's commercial investment arm (AF Ventures), with joint funding from the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), as part of the Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program.

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U.S. Space Force Works to Develop Resilient Architecture; Col. Russell Teehan Quoted

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The U.S. Space Force has planned to develop a more resilient architecture to continue to deliver critical space-based capabilities. Col. Russell Teehan, portfolio director at the Space and Missile Systems Center, said that the Force will need to establish a distributed and maneuverable architecture, with a larger focus on satellites operating in low Earth orbit because of the increased vulnerability to anti-satellite weapons. 

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DoD Increases 5G Testing with New Competition; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced a new competition to build open “5G protocol stack software,” a core component for using the physical network hardware, which is currently being tested by the department. The competition will also expand DoD’s partnerships with private sector companies. In addition, the department recently announced its 5G implementation plan

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Victoria Coleman: DARPA Eyes Tech Incubator, ‘Storefront’ to Connect With Innovative Startups

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said DARPA wants to establish a storefront and considers launching a tech accelerator to connect with new companies with innovative technologies. For the storefront, Coleman said she wants it to be a “very casual, informal kind of space” where “people can begin to understand better what our work is, what the opportunities are for them for working with us.”

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Hon. Ellen Lord on DoD’s 5G Prototyping, Microelecrtonics Reshoring Efforts

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, the defense acquisition chief and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the Department of Defense (DoD) is focusing on prototyping 5G technologies and driving domestic microelectronics production. DoD must establish close relationships with traditional and nontraditional defense contractors to ensure the security and reliability of 5G systems as well as microelectronics technology.

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Katie Arrington: CMMC Requirements Open to Changes as DoD Factors in Public Comments

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the requirements and other elements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program could still change as the Department of Defense assesses the public comments submitted through the end of November, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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