Posts Tagged: DARPA

DARPA Launches Brain Analysis Tech R&D Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking a technology to analyze and measure brain systems for a program to develop therapies for neuropsychological illnesses among veterans and active soldiers. DARPA wants to evaluate medical hardware, human neural system models, clinical neurology and animal researches for the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies program, the agencyRead… Read more »

DARPA Kicks Off Reusable UAV Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new project to develop a reusable unmanned aerial vehicle that would travel to-and-from space and deploy small satellites while in orbit. DARPA also wants XS-1 to fly 10 times in 10 days, achieve speeds of Mach 10 or greater at least once and launch a representativeRead… Read more »

Feds May Get Paid for BYOD, DARPA Presents Inexpensive, Squishy, Camouflaging Robots, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: U.S. Cyber Command recently conducted a tactical-level exercise called Cyber Guard where it collaborated with subject matter experts from the National Security Agency, the National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency demonstratedRead… Read more »

DARPA’s UPSIDE Seeks to Rethink Computing

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s (DARPA)’s Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Data Exploitation (UPSIDE) program is looking to develop a computing infrastructure that is three orders of magnitude faster and four orders of magnitude more energy efficient, or roughly 1,000 and 10,000 times respectively, than current digital processors. To do so, the BroadRead… Read more »

Faster Security Clearances, Counterfeit Microchips, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Office of Personnel Management has decreased the average length of a federal background investigation from 145 to 36 days with electronic forms and increased automation. More here. Rep. Mike McCaul proposes reversing a 2008 Department of Homeland Security policy that stopped providing organizations with informationRead… Read more »

Potentially Fatal Software Flaws in Medical Devices, DARPA’s Gigapixel Camera, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories has found widespread software flaws in medical devices which could cause patient harm or death. More here. The Transportation Security Administration is looking for software to monitor employee online activity including emails and keystrokes forRead… Read more »

Innovation and Robotics: The Uncanny Valley of Death

The Jetsons premiered almost 50 years ago, but where’s Rosey? Science fiction has been predicting the rise of robotics in daily life for decades and, for the most part, science fact has delivered, with ever-improving artificial intelligence driven by faster processors, and continued advancements in mechanical engineering allow machines to perform increasingly complex physical functions.Read… Read more »

SOCOM Networks, Satellite Tracking, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has requested proposals for automated tracking and identification solutions for satellites More here. The full report on theRead… Read more »

Navy Launches Public Wargame About U.S. Energy Crisis

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — In May 2012, the U.S. Navy will launch a week-long multiplayer online wargame in order to tackle America’s energy crisis as a national security issue. This effort is being spearheaded by the Department of Innovation of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), an academic-oriented applied research facility based on theRead… Read more »

A Look at Today’s White House Big Data Event

Today, the White House demonstrated their support for Big Data in a huge way. Federal agencies have committed over $200M to big data initiatives in the future. Between the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Energy, and United States Geological Survey there are multipleRead… Read more »