Defense IT

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ONR seeks to speed development of cryptographic software

Galois is creating a suite of tools that will improve the development and testing of new cryptographic algorithms.

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DARPA seeks tech for keeping comm in military operations

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for radio technology that can withstand the frequent signal degradation that routinely occurs in military operational environments.

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Army site gives cloud migration teams a leg up

A new public-facing website will help the Army IT community get on the same page about requirements for cloud migration.

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Machine learning: The good, the bad and the ugly

While machine learning might be the enabling technology for the future, for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, it's old school.

Quantum computing: Probable solutions incredibly fast

AF Research Lab pushes for HPC solutions

The Air Force Research Laboratory has issued a broad agency announcement to advance high-performance computing.

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IARPA contracts for universal text translator

The intelligence community's research arm taps major research universities, NIST to create a universal text translator.

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Baking security into customized chips

In tackling security at the CPU level, the Inherently Secure Processor offers a way to decentralize risk and build in protection from the start.

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DOD looks to analytics to fight fraudulent contractors

The Defense Logistics Agency wants to beef up its Business Decision Analytics tool to catch supply chain fraud and crack down on "CAGE jacking."

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Army seeks virtual training environment for squads

The Squad immersive Virtual Trainer would give small units realistic training for shooting, movement, communications, care of wounded and defensive capabilities in a variety of realistic terrains.

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DARPA engineering smart plants to act as biosensors

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring ways plants can be genetically modified to detect chemical, nuclear or biological threats that waft through the air.

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Mapping what lies beneath

DARPA is looking for technologies that could rapidly map and navigate unknown complex subterranean environments.

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DARPA wants war games that write their own rules

The next level of strategic gaming would model the behavior of an entire nation, with its complex interplay of political, economic and social factors.

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