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On DoD: DARPA, DISA and ONR discuss the latest on mobile technology and security

Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA's budget wasn't decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Arati Prabhakar , John Moniz , Greg Youst , Jennifer Carter , AFCEA DC , DISA , Office of Naval Research , mobile technology , DoD , On DoD , Devon O , budget , Agile Bloodhound , technology

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:04pm EST
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DoD tasks innovation experts with stretching out technology dollars

Under sequestration, technology research has suffered disproportionately in the Defense Department. Leaders say those limited dollars need to be focused on making systems more affordable and taking advantage of commercial sector advancements.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , DoD , technology , commercialization , research and development , Arati Prabhakar , Alan Shaffer , Frank Kendall , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:14am EST
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Tightening budgets force DARPA to alter course for R&D

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been at the forefront of some of the most innovative technologies ever created including the Internet. But as budgets tighten, the agency's director says she's trying to figure out how to deal with an increasingly complex threat environment as less money flows into the research and development pipeline.

Tags: DoD , research and development , Arati Prabhakar , Jared Serbu , technology , cybersecurity , GPS , sequestration

Monday - 04/29/2013, 05:57am EDT
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Sequestration already taking toll on DoD's research and development

Defense agencies and services are pulling back hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grants and contracts. Impending furloughs will further impair DoD's ability to get money out the door.

Tags: DoD , Congress , science and technology , sequestration , Matthew Klunder , Alan Shaffer , Arati Prabhakar , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , budget , research and development

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 05:25am EDT
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Pentagon researches new life for dead satellites

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is spending $180 million to test technologies that could scavenge defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build brand new ones for cheap.

Tags: DoD , satellites , technology

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 01:31pm EST

DARPA asks tech companies for cyber war ideas

The research agency DARPA is hosting a daylong event Sept. 27 on its upcoming "Plan X" that focuses on building solid attack strategies and tools.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 09:23am EDT

NIST wants software to help spot smartphone security holes

The military, working through DARPA, is trying to develop its own marketplace of apps for helping troops in the field.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , NIST , DoD , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 08:53am EDT

DARPA floats crowdsourcing to develop amphibious vehicle

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking into whether open collaboration can produce a design for a Marine Corps amphibious vehicle.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Marine Corps

Friday - 08/17/2012, 09:50am EDT

DARPA to scrutinize internet

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency mission is to maintain the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise. So what they are planning to do now to meet that mandate is promoting research to study chatter certain groups of Internet users. They want to track how online groups evolve on certain social media sites and learn how criminal organizations and hacker collectives evolve.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green ,

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 11:50am EDT
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