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2011-07-14 13:25:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a $13M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software to process noisy and highly degraded speech. The project was awarded as part of DARPA's new Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech (RATS) human language technology research and development program. For this project, SRI's Speech Technology and Research (STAR) Laboratory will develop speech processing...

2011-07-13 09:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded $16 million in additional funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under phase two of the Military Networking Protocol (MNP) program to create architectures, protocols, and network devices that will improve network capabilities and integrity for tactical military units. BBN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). The goal of the MILNET Protocol program is...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded $2.4 million in funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and integrate an information architecture for wireless small module satellites. BBN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). The award is part of the System F6 program and will support secure real-time communications among satellite modules. The goal of the F6 program is to replace...

2011-07-07 12:00:00

SEATTLE, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced that Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will be one of this year's keynotes at Black Hat USA 2011, the world's leading information security event. Black Hat USA 2011 will host more than 5000 high-level security professionals for the most timely, actionable security presentations of the year. Black Hat USA is taking...

2011-06-23 11:35:00

Seek Blend of Military and Academic Personnel Perspectives to Generate New Technologies COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By bringing together military service officers and engineering and science researchers in a pilot program this summer, the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will take a first step toward developing a new method for revolutionizing future defense...

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2011-06-23 09:05:00

A US government research agency is looking for commercial firms to dream up a way to send people to a star and the Pentagon is offering a $500,000 prize for anyone who can come up with a realistic idea. So far, 150 challengers answered the Pentagon's call for private sector cosmic projects and ideas, and, according to officials, some big industry names are among those interested. The government's plan is to have interstellar travel within a century. The trademark 100-year Starship Study...

2011-06-21 12:06:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International is leading a team to design a visual intelligence system, known as VIGIL (Visual Intelligence Grounded in Learning), to enable a new era in unmanned robotic surveillance. The SRI team is being funded through the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Mind's Eye program. VIGIL will be integrated with other components of the Mind's Eye program that are being developed by research teams around the globe....

2011-06-20 16:00:00

GLASTONBURY, Conn., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder, Inc. today announced that the company is working with MIT Space Systems Lab and Aurora Flight Sciences under the sponsorship of NASA and DARPA to create the Zero Robotics competition - a student software competition that takes "arena robotics" to new heights. The robots are miniature satellites called SPHERES, (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites), and the final tournament is aboard the...

2011-06-20 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are offering high school students the opportunity to design experiments that will be tested in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 2011 Zero Robotics challenge is a continuation and expansion of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program using bowling ball-sized spherical satellites aboard the International Space...

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2011-06-18 05:40:00

The U.S. government is building its own "scale model" of the Internet to help it carry out cyber war games. Several organizations are working on prototypes of the "virtual firing range," including the defense company Lockheed Martin. The system will allow researchers to simulate attacks by foreign powers and from hackers based inside the U.S. Over $500 million has been allocated by the Department of Defense to develop "cyber technologies." The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency...


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