DARPA kicks off prep for $1B contract

Work is underway on the recompete of this technical services vehicle that supports research efforts.

DARPA's Pandemic Prevention Platform

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, DARPA's 10 years of funding research and development on DNA and RNA vaccines, including a $25 million award to Moderna to help establish its messenger RNA platform, proved critical.

Can JADC2 fly without budget reform?

Tim Grayson, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Strategic Technology Office, said there's a risk that "monolithic platforms get replaced with monolithic architectures."

DARPA's new hardware proves tough to crack

The Defense Department's advanced research arm has early results from its effort to prove that re-engineering hardware makes for fewer cyber vulnerabilities.

Twin shared-spectrum efforts close in on milestones

Two trailblazing efforts backed by DARPA and the FCC to share radio spectrum among federal and commercial users will hit significant milestones in the coming weeks.

The semantics of disinformation

DARPA thinks it can detect automated disinformation campaigns across a range of media by focusing on common machine-generated errors.

Can battlefield drones spot threats to troops?

Army Lt. Col. Philip Root, the acting deputy director for DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, explains how the DOD plans to operationalize autonomous systems, forever changing the human-machine relationship.

Aviation automation climbs new heights with ALIAS

The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System is expected to complete its first fly-by-wire experiment as early as May.

DARPA takes on cyber defense with hackathons

Dr. Jennifer Roberts, program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s information innovation office, talks about what cyber capabilities are in the works.

DARPA to test secure warfighter mobile devices in June

DOD's research arm is getting ready to test mobile devices that permit information-sharing across multiple security levels from a single platform.

DARPA digs into underground mapping

The research arm of the Defense Department looks to a Colorado mine for next leg of its tunnel mapping tech challenge.

DARPA probes tech to solve supply chain uncertainty

DARPA and private companies are looking to improve supply chain security through the use of tiny chips and diamonds that can authenticate IT parts used by the government.

DARPA wants innovative research to mind the GAPS

The military research outfit wants to find a better way to securely transfer sensitive data from air-gapped DOD systems to less secure, internet-facing ones.

DARPA funds next-generation AI

The $2 billion "AI Next" campaign aims to transform computers from specialized tools to partners with contextual reasoning capabilities.

DARPA seeks underground mapping capability

The Defense Department's research arm wants to meet with tech companies in a huge cave underneath Kentucky about subterranean mapping and search capabilities for military and civilian first responders.

Is DOD overlooking its own innovators?

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with innovation, but government leaders might be missing out on what’s going on in their own labs.

Trio of DARPA procurements plan for 'post-Moore's Law' world

The Pentagon's R&D shop is looking to solve the impending slowdown in global computing power by working with industry to develop the next generation of computer chip technologies.