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DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Aims To Beat Viruses for Good

Top Tech News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The culmination of the world's first tournament of automated computer security systems is set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 4. The Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) will be hosted by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in the ...
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SSL wins $20 million DARPA contract to build robotic arms

SpaceNews - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
DARPA has made its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, or RSGS, one of its high-priority space initiatives in recent years.
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DARPA wants modular chips for its killer robots

Engadget - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
To add smarts to machines, you need to design circuits and chips, a time-consuming and costly business. The US military's skunkworks arm, DARPA, wants to change all that with its new "CHIPS" program. The goal is to put entire circuit boards on modular ...

DARPA puts its money on spectrum sharing

Defense Systems - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
DARPA this week formally announced the three-year competition would begin in 2017, with the finalists competing in 2019 for a $2 million grand prize.
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DARPA's all-machine cyber challenge - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
In qualifying heats last year, competitors had to study 131 pieces of software to find 590 flaws that DARPA knew about, and though no team found all the bugs, the best results from each were combined to completely patch the test code by the end of the ...
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DARPA's AI-powered radio challenge is officially on

Engadget - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
DARPA's done ironing out the details for its next Grand Challenge, which revolves around the development of AI-powered radios that work with each other to avoid wireless congestion.
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Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

Department of Defense - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Mike Walker, program manager for DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, discussed what the agency and the seven finalist teams set out to do and what the world will see during the final hours of a competition that eventually could deliver cybersecurity at ...

DARPA prepares to send Plan-X into battle

Federal Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
DARPA is close to completing a visually oriented environment that's designed to give cyber warriors instantaneous knowledge of a network attack.
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Second phase of DARPA Gremlins project nears launch

Flightglobal - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Phase 1 of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA's) Gremlins programme is under way and on schedule, says Jeff Herro, senior vice-president of business development at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' unmanned systems ...
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DARPA Hopes Automation Can Create the Perfect Hacker

MIT Technology Review - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Look out, human hackers. Pentagon research agency DARPA says people are too slow at finding and fixing security bugs and wants to see smart software take over the task.

DARPA Increases SSL Funding for Robotic Satellite Servicing Technology

Satellite Today - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) has received $20.7 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of ...
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DARPA Funding Laser Technology With Commercial Potential

Aviation Week - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A DARPA-funded technology contract aimed at improving satellite communications among warfighters has applications that transcend the battlefield for use in the commercial marketplace.

PFP Cybersecurity Announces DARPA Award for Leveraging the Analog Domain

Business Wire (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PFP Cybersecurity, a provider of unique, physics-based anomaly detection technology, today announced it has been awarded a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract for Leveraging the Analog ...

Galois snags $6M DARPA contract to halt sophisticated cyberthreats

FedScoop - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The $6 million contract between DARPA and Portland, Oregon-based Galois will go towards the development of a program to stop “advanced persistent threats,” or APTs.

DARPA's New Robot Is Ready To Go Submarine Hunting

Gizmodo Australia - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
No crew means greater safety for potentially dangerous missions like countermining and submarine tracking. ACTUV is now slated for joint testing in open water between DARPA and the Office of Naval Research to determine viable payloads and potential ...
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Elon Musk Says DARPA A.I. Hacking Challenge Will Lead to Skynet

Inverse - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced the Cyber Grand Challenge, a seven-team, $3.75 million-prize-pool hacking tournament that concludes in Las Vegas this August.

Is Your Network Acting Odd? DARPA's Latest Tool Aims to Sound the Alarm

Defense One - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The system is intended to track activity across an entire network over long periods of time, seeking out deviations from normal activity.

DARPA pushing new effort with Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1 - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Citing increasing U.S. launch costs and the “fleeing” of commercial customers to foreign launch service providers, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is continuing to push a bold strategy tied to a new, reusable spaceplane that the ...

DARPA Awards New Contract for Behavioral Cyberattacks Detection

Nextgov - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Defense Department's R&D group is buying a system that could rely on a network's behavioral patterns, and any deviation from those, to detect cyberthreats.
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Meet The Teams In DARPA's All-Machine Hacking Tournament

Dark Reading - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has a proud tradition of seeding research projects that lead to some of the world's most important technology developments.