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Air Force to Demo Lab Research Projects at DoD Event; Tom Masiello Comments

The U.S. Air Force’s research laboratory will demonstrate several of its technology projects at a Defense Department lab day in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. AFRL said Tuesday more than 100 projects that involve advanced weapons and global disaster relief support are slated for that presentation before reporters and high school students at the Pentagon event. …

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Army Develops Database of 3D Soldier Contour, Shape; Peng Li Comments

The U.S. Army has developed a database that contains data on three-dimensional shapes and contour extracted from soldiers in an effort to address the clothing and equipment sizing requirements of warfighters. The Army said April 17 that its Natick soldier research, development and engineering center completed the anthropometric survey of …

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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Unveils ONR’s New Autonomous Systems Strategy

The Office of Naval Research has introduced science and technology strategies with the goal to protect soldiers from harm, FedTech Magazine reported Thursday. Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, chief of naval research, announced ONR’s initiative to further the development of autonomous systems at a naval exposition in Washington, David Stegon reports. The new …

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DARPA Seeks Mathematical Tools to Measure Uncertainty in Design Models; Fariba Fahroo Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to apply mathematical methods to quantify and predict uncertainty in design models used to build military systems. DARPA wants to propagate and handle various sources of uncertainty in design models using mathematical tools under the Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program, the agency …

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Mike Petters: Gov’t Should Give Industry ‘Clear Signals’ on Future Budget Plans

Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters said that industry needs “clear signals” from the government to determine the focus of new investments as contractors work to drive down long-term costs, Reuters reported Monday. Petters said that continued budget uncertainty and other Defense Department priorities prevent vendors from investing or pursuing research on new technologies or processes, Andrea …

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DARPA Tests Brain-Modeled Chip for Intell Mission; Narayan Srinivasa Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated a brain-patterned chip aboard an unmanned aerial vehicle in an effort to develop a new intelligence gathering system, MIT Technology Review reported Tuesday. Tom Simonite writes DARPA tapped into a team of HRL Laboratories, IBM and other researchers to experiment on a neuromorphic hardware that mimics …

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IARPA Introduces Predictive Intell Initiative

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has unveiled a predictive intelligence work in progress during an unclassified industry event, FCW reported Thursday. Sean Lyngaas writes IARPA highlighted a crowd-sourced aggregative contingent estimation program as a tool to predict world events. IARPA also held a tournament in which five teams combined predictions from thousands …

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