Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


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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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The federal government's Total Information Awareness (TIA) project, spearheaded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been called "the mother of all data-mining projects" by some.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research are developing a scramjet missile engine to cruise up to Mach 6.
James Tour and Mark Reed, for example, completed much of their research into molecular computing with support from DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The NGI project, which is led by the US Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is worth over US$10m over the next three years, and it is meant to provide a research and development platform for high bandwidth applications and emerging technologies.
Many Silicon Valley venture capitalists-no friends of big government--believe that the defunct DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was one of the most effective government technology programs.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract potentially valued at $13.4M.
Lowell, who heads a program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., that has funded the IBM work.
This work is supported in part by the Advanced Lithography Program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the NIST Office of Microelectronics Programs.
FRVT 2002, administered in July and August of 2002, was co-sponsored by the Counterdrug Technology Development Program Office, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NAVSEA).
The TIA program has been developing silently at the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under the direction of Rear Admiral John Poindexter.

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