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2021/11/02 Episode 51: The Cybersecurity Sleuth

DARPA - Tue, 2021-11-02 00:00
In this episode of the Voices from DARPA podcast, Sergey Bratus, a program manager since 2018 in the agency's Information Innovation Office, shares his educational and professional journey, beginning in the late 1970s as a computer-smitten middle-schooler in the former Soviet Union and leading to his current and prominent role among those who aim to render the increasingly prevalent and perilous software, hardware, and networks in our lives much safer to use.
Categories: Department of Defense

2021/10/28 WMD Threat Sensors Integrated, Tested in Police Vehicles

DARPA - Thu, 2021-10-28 00:00
DARPA's SIGMA+ program, in collaboration with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), recently concluded a three-month-long pilot study with new sensors intended to support early detection and interdictions of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats. The pilot involved integrating highly sensitive chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) sensors into several IMPD vehicles and gathering real-world environmental background data over a large part of the Indianapolis metropolitan region, building on a smaller event conducted in Indianapolis in August 2020.
Categories: Department of Defense

2021/10/26 DARPA, NGA Transition Novel Optics Technology to Fieldable Prototypes

DARPA - Tue, 2021-10-26 00:00
Materials with novel optical properties developed under DARPA's Extreme Optics and Imaging (EXTREME) program are providing new capabilities for government and military imaging systems.
Categories: Department of Defense

2021/10/20 DARPA Moving SSITH Safeguards Closer to Practical Use

DARPA - Wed, 2021-10-20 00:00
DARPA's System Security Integration Through Hardware and firmware (SSITH) program is exploring hardware security architectures and tools that protect electronic systems against common classes of hardware vulnerabilities exploited through software, with the goal of breaking the endless cycle of software patch-and-pray. To date, research on the program has focused on developing approaches and proving out concept that system-on-chip (SoC) designers can use to limit computer hardware to states that are secure while maintaining performance and power.
Categories: Department of Defense

Nobel Prizes--The NSF Connection

NSF News - Fri, 2021-10-15 15:45

When a scientist who has received federal funding is awarded the Nobel prize, the public can share both the pride and the research benefits. More than 200 laureates have been supported by the public through NSF.
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NSF Statement on 2021 Nobel Laureates in Science

NSF News - Tue, 2021-10-12 09:00

This past week, the Nobel Assembly and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2021 Nobel Prize recipients. Among the prize recipients in physiology or medicine, physics, and economic sciences are researchers who have been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

"We extend our congratulations to all the recipients of this year's Nobel Prizes for their bold thinking and transformative discoveries," said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. "For 70 years, NSF's ...
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2021/10/12 Seeing through the Fog of War

DARPA - Tue, 2021-10-12 00:00
Dispersing clouds of obscurants in battle is a common military tactic that U.S. forces use to protect themselves from detection by adversary vision and sensor systems. The problem with current obscurants, however, is that they also degrade visibility and sensor performance of friendly troops. Additionally, obscurants designed to counter infrared systems are made of metallic flakes that are dangerous to breathe, requiring troops to wear respirators in combat.
Categories: Department of Defense

2021/10/12 Episode 50: The Photonicist

DARPA - Tue, 2021-10-12 00:00
In this episode of the Voices from DARPA podcast, Gordon Keeler, a program manager since 2017 in the agency's Microsystems Technology Office, takes listeners on a scenic tour of his efforts to integrate electrons and photons in ways that do more computing, more sensing, more decision-making, and more artificial intelligence in cheaper, smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient packages than has been possible previously.
Categories: Department of Defense