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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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San Francisco team solves DARPA's shredder challenge

The winners of the series of ultra-complex puzzles used custom-designed software to detect the proper places for thousands of shards of shredded paper.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Regina Dugan , DoD , shredder challenge

Friday - 12/02/2011, 07:46pm EST
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DARPA challenge unshreds destroyed documents

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wanted to know how quickly people could put shredded documents together again. The answer: pretty quickly.

Tags: technology , shredder , DoD , crowdsourcing , cybersecurity , University of California San Diego , Manuel Cebrian , Norm Whittaker , Dan Kaufman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:23am EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 23

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , NIST , cloud computing , cybersecurity , USPS , Evercore Partners , DARPA shredder

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 08:10am EST

How Many Bars do You Have?

Dropped calls are a pain, but in a warzone it could lead to injury and death. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program is working on a system that prevents disruptions in communication signals, and when they do occur, ensures the message doesn't disappear into never-never-land. The Disruption Tolerant Networking program was launched by DARPA three years ago to eliminate dropped messages that occur due to interference in the communication path, explained Preston Marshall, the program manager.

Tags: DoD , Warzone ,

Monday - 05/04/2009, 07:43pm EDT

White House Numerology

Lurita Doan's "12 Days of Consider This"

Tags: Barack Obama , White House , stimulus , Afghanistan , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , federal debt , unemployment , terrorists , Al Qaeda , appropriations , MIT , GDP

Monday - 12/07/2009, 03:08pm EST
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Challenge of connecting the dots is nothing new

New book examines an old problem -- how the government should effectively connect the dots while not violating privacy rights.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , Shane Harris , National Journal , privacy , terrorism , national security , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 03/08/2010, 07:45pm EST
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DARPA Network Challenge

The agency is marking the 40th anniversary of the Internet with a contest.

Tags: technology , DARPA Network Challenge , Dr. Norm Whitaker , Gov 2.0 , Web 2.0

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 05:50pm EST
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DARPA is a groundbreaking agency -- again

Less than two years from now the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will move into a new headquarters building in Arlington, Virginia. Before that can happen, the former Metrobus maintenance garage will require cleanup of diesel and chemical pollution in the ground. While DARPA employs fewer than 250 people, the new headquarters allows Virginia to retain more than 800 jobs because of the contracting jobs associated with DARPA, which has an annual budget of more than $3 billion.

Tags: technology , Regina Dugan , Jim Moran , Barbara Favola , GSA , Bob Peck , Internet , DoD , Tim Kaine , Arlington County , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 07:06am EDT
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