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Executive Mosaic is proud to confer upon Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Dr. Stefanie Tompkins the Wash100 Award for 2024, her third win in total. This year, Tompkins is being recognized for leading her agency in collaborating with various stakeholders to advance quantum computing technologies and develop trustworthy artificial intelligence in the service of U.S. national security.

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Northrop Grumman has received a $28.9 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop tactical autonomy capabilities for multi-ship, beyond visual range defensive and offensive air combat missions. A notice posted on SAM.gov states that Northrop will build an AI air combat capability that could work with existing sensors, electronic warfare and weapons within dynamic and operationally representative environments.

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected five companies to develop autonomous capabilities to enable military and commercial drones to carry out predefined operations without operator connection. DARPA said Thursday the Rapid Experimental Missionized Autonomy program is an 18-month, single-phase program that aims to develop drone autonomy adapter and mission-specific autonomy software.

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Laser communications technology developer Mynaric has secured a contract to develop an intersatellite optical communications terminal for enabling satellite constellations to communicate in space. The company said Tuesday it will serve as a development partner for the second phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node program.

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Aurora Flight Sciences, Bell Textron, Northrop Grumman and Piasecki Aircraft Corp. have begun designing prototypes of an experimental military aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiative. DARPA expects one of the contractors to finish designing, prototyping, building and demonstrating the VTOL aircraft by spring of 2027 as part of the Speed and Runway Independent Technologies program.

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected Microsoft and PsiQuantum to design prototype technologies that could demonstrate how underexplored quantum computing approaches can achieve utility-scale operation. The companies will move forward to the next phase of DARPA's Underexplored Systems for Utility-Scale Quantum Computing program to develop and defend a system design for a fault-tolerant quantum computer prototype, the agency said Thursday.

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected 14 companies for a seven-month capability study that seeks to develop technology concepts to advance an integrated, multiservice commercial lunar infrastructure. Under the 10-Year Lunar Architecture Capability Study, the companies will collaborate to design systems-level platforms spanning multiple lunar services, including lunar power; communications, navigation and timing; mining and commercial in-situ resource utilization; construction and robotics; and transit, mobility and logistics, DARPA said Tuesday.

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded RTX's Raytheon BBN Technologies the Resilient Supply-and-Demand Networks contract. The RSDN contract calls for the development of a modeling and simulation tool that will work to predict how supply demand networks might be impacted by shocks and formulate mitigations to address those effects, RTX said Monday.

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Dr. Alvaro Velasquez is the Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Read on and learn more about his duties and responsibilities as a defense official.   We invite you to join the Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Artificial Intelligence Summit on March 21, 2024. Reserve your slot now and register here. […] More

Rigetti Computing has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to proceed with the second phase of the Quantum Benchmarking Program. Under the potential $1.5 million award, the company said Tuesday it will collaborate with the University of Technology Sydney, Aalto University and the University of Southern California to develop benchmarks for quantum application performance.

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Raytheon, an RTX business, will produce high-power-density gallium nitride transistors to enhance the electronic capability of radio frequency sensors under a four-year, $15 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. RTX said Thursday it will integrate military-grade GaN transistors into radar systems to increase range and radar resource management capabilities as part of DARPA's Technologies for Heat Removal in Electronics at the Device Scale program.

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