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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka DARPA, is moving. The agency that brought us the Internet broke ground on new place in Arlington County, just a few miles from the Pentagon. The state of Virginia approved a $10 million state grant to keep them from leaving. DARPA is generally credited with building the precursor to the Internet 40 years ago. DARPA is currently developing new warfare concepts and technologies that help soldiers train, operate and communicate in urban settings while reducing casualties.
As the Commonwealth of Virginia makes the transition to a new governor, the state's outgoing chief executive, Tim Kaine, reflects on one of the biggest challenges of his soon-to-be-concluded term: BRAC, the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process, which is forcing the relocation of several large military facilities out of the state. However, as Kaine told Federal News Radio exclusively, the state was able to successfully mitigate some of the effects of BRAC, especially in the Northern Virginia suburbs.
Experts in the field of "virtual worlds" -- the ability to create three-dimensional representations of reality -- say the technology offers great potential to improve the way that some workers in the Federal Government do their jobs.
IBM has won a contract to create a machine that can hear and speak in many languages. The $6.5 million contract came from the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency.
The National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
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You may have seen or heard about the movie Transformers and the military theme in the movie. It may soon be more than a movie. For several years now the Pentagon has been looking into flying cars. Now they're working on a flying humvee. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen two companies to participate in project Transformer. It's a fully automated four-person vehicle that can drive like a car and then take off and fly like an aircraft to avoid roadside bombs. Lockheed Martin and AAI Corp., a unit of Textron Systems are moving to the next stage.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is leading the charge on making a virtual Internet to better protect the real Internet.
The ARPA-NET inventors are getting two historical markers in Arlington where their office used to be.