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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

An agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for developing new military technologies. It is perhaps best known for its development of Arpanet, which is the direct precursor of the modern Internet. It was established in 1958 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
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In March Darpa awarded Kromek with a $1.6m contract extension for its "dirty bomb" detectors.
In fact, several of the human-interest stories seem to have no obvious connection to DARPA, particularly a lengthy section about a catastrophic brain injury suffered by Allen M.
All things considered, however, The Imagineers of War remains the best, most up-to-date treatise on DARPA history since the in-house volume prepared by Lee Huff and Richard Sharp of Richard J.
Darpa also dismissed that it would use gene editing for military purposes, but rather will aim to accomplish goals like eliminating plagues.
Weinberger notes that the Defender missile defense program, though consuming half of DARPA's budget in the 1960s, was seen as a "god-awful mess" that involved "loony" ideas.
DARPA's other notable successes making these early investments include stealth and precision-guided bombs.
manager of Revolutionizing Prosthetics at DARPA. "Prosthetic limbs that can be
At DARPA, every employee contributes to the agency's cultural ethos and helps define its vision.
DARPA said the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) would offer the military a 'tailorable, drop-in, removable kit that would enable the addition of high levels of automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew'.
Source: DARPA Robotics Challenge, www.theroboticschallenge.org.