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  • 28:17 New "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 10: The Social Simulator

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 10: The Social Simulator

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, get to know Dr. Jonathan Pfautz, a program manager since 2015 in the Agency's Information Innovation Office (I2O), where he epitomizes the Agency’s deliberate blindness to traditional disciplinary boundaries. With a b

  • 05:37 New Science in Service to National Security

    Science in Service to National Security

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    Bill Regli, DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) acting director, describes how DSO scours the frontiers of science and engineering to look for disruptive ideas or revolutionary insights that could open up entirely new domains for innovation and discover

  • 00:43 Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Phase 2/3 Concept Video

    Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Phase 2/3 Concept Video

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    DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by p

  • 08:04 Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition

    Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition

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    They came, they flew, they wildly exceeded expectations. More than 40 Cadets and Midshipmen from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy helped expand the capabilities of swarms of highly autonomous unmanned aeria

  • 03:44 HACMS: Protecting Military Systems from Hackers

    HACMS: Protecting Military Systems from Hackers

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    Today's world is a network of interconnected, embedded computer systems with components ranging in size and complexity from large supervisory control and data acquisition systems that manage physical infrastructure such as electrical grids and dams, to sm

  • 01:36 Service Academies Swarm Challenge Recap Teaser

    Service Academies Swarm Challenge Recap Teaser

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    From April 23-25, 2017, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy competed in unmanned aerial swarm battles in the skies over Camp Roberts, California, as part of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge... Full re

  • 28:35 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 9: The Datamancer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 9: The Datamancer

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    In the latest episode of our podcast series, Voices from DARPA, Mr. Wade Shen of the Agency’s Information Innovation Office talks about his fascination with language of all kinds and about the challenge of getting human beings and their computers to put t

  • 03:42 An Overview of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge

    An Overview of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge

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    DARPA created the Service Academies Swarm Challenge to help make effective unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm tactics a reality. The Challenge is a collaboration between the Agency and the three U.S. military Service academies—the U.S. Military Academy,

  • 06:38 Service Academies Swarm Challenge: Game Play and Challenges

    Service Academies Swarm Challenge: Game Play and Challenges

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    DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge is an aerial game of Capture the Flag played by swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles overseen by human operators. The competition, being waged by students from the three U.S. military Service academies, is an opport

  • 07:28 DoD SBIR Topic SB172-002

    DoD SBIR Topic SB172-002

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    Dr. Blake Bextine discusses DoD SBIR Topic SB172-002, "Improved Mass Production of Beneficial Insects" For more information visit https://SBIR_IndustryDay.darpa.mil

  • 03:24 DoD SBIR Topic SB172-005

    DoD SBIR Topic SB172-005

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    Dr. Jan Vandenbrande discusses DoD SBIR Topic SB172-005, "Plug and Play Analysis and Simulation" For more information visit https://SBIR_IndustryDay.darpa.mil

  • 07:26 TTO Virtual Proposers Day 2017: The Power of Working with DARPA

    TTO Virtual Proposers Day 2017: The Power of Working with DARPA

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    Register for the 2017 TTO Virtual Proposers Day at http://events.sa-meetings.com/2017TTOVirtualProposersDay DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) focuses on conceiving, designing, developing, and testing advanced technology platforms that provide U.S.

  • 02:07 DARPA Completes Testing of Subscale Hybrid Electric VTOL X-Plane

    DARPA Completes Testing of Subscale Hybrid Electric VTOL X-Plane

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    DARPA has completed flight-testing of a sub-scale version of a novel aircraft design as part of its Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) X-Plane program, and is proceeding with work to develop a full-scale version of the groundbreaking plane. Developed and

  • 03:17 Battle of the ModRecs

    Battle of the ModRecs

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    If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The skyrocketing use of wireless devices in military and civilian domains has created a complicated and cacophonous environment, filled with signals

  • 30:51 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 8: The Uncertainty Wrangler

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 8: The Uncertainty Wrangler

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    In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Fariba Fahroo of the Agency’s Defense Sciences Office as she discusses how important mathematics can be for, in her words, “keeping our models honest.” By characterizing th

  • 01:13 Voices from DARPA: Episode 8 "The Uncertainty Wrangler" Promo

    Voices from DARPA: Episode 8 "The Uncertainty Wrangler" Promo

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    Listen and subscribe to the "Voices from DARPA" podcast at: https://www.blubrry.com/voices_from_darpa/21832693/episode-8-the-uncertainty-wrangler/ In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Fariba Fahroo of the Agen

  • 02:36 Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes Emergency Vehicle Test Deployment in Nation's Capital

    Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes Emergency Vehicle Test Deployment in Nation's Capital

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    DARPA’s SIGMA program—whose goal is to prevent attacks involving radiological “dirty bombs” and other nuclear threats—concluded its biggest and longest test deployment of vehicle-mounted radiation detectors in Washington, D.C., in February 2017. For appro

  • 01:16 Voices from DARPA: Episode 7 Promo

    Voices from DARPA: Episode 7 Promo

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    Listen and subscribe to the "Voices from DARPA" podcast at: https://www.blubrry.com/voices_from_darpa/20981037/episode-7-the-geolocator/ In “The Geolocator,” the latest installment of DARPA’s podcast series, Program Manager Lin Haas of the Agency’s Strate

  • 16:12 A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

    A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

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    What's the ground truth on artificial intelligence (AI)? In this video, John Launchbury, the Director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office (I2O), attempts to demystify AI--what it can do, what it can't do, and where it is headed. Through a discussion

  • 31:43 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 7: The Geolocator

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 7: The Geolocator

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    In “The Geolocator,” the latest installment of DARPA’s podcast series, Program Manager Lin Haas of the Agency’s Strategic Technology Office shares his expansive view on the current and future roles of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technology,

  • 01:53 Tern Phase 3 Concept Video

    Tern Phase 3 Concept Video

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    Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recover

  • 57:41 Arati Prabhakar: An Overview of the DARPA Research Portfolio

    Arati Prabhakar: An Overview of the DARPA Research Portfolio

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    In her final "all hands" presentation to Agency staff, Former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar walked through a selection of DARPA research programs, highlighting the Agency's objectives for the research and its potential impact. Prabhakar described the pre

  • 01:39 Tern SideArm Capture System Tests & Concept Video

    Tern SideArm Capture System Tests & Concept Video

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    DARPA’s SideArm research effort seeks to create a self-contained, portable apparatus able to horizontally launch and retrieve unmanned aerial systems (UASs) of up to 900 pounds. In December 2016, Aurora Flight Sciences successfully tested a full-scale tec

  • 24:10 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 6: The Insectophile

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 6: The Insectophile

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    Blake Bextine of the Agency’s Biological Technologies Office talks about his virus- and insect-mediated vision for protecting food crops from natural and human-wrought threats, including drought and biological warfare. With his Insect Allies program, Bext

  • 01:31 Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) - Phase 1 Completed

    Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) - Phase 1 Completed

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    DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline or

  • 02:24 The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

    The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

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    The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program. In a ceremony December 22 at Walter Reed National Mil

  • 26:57 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 5: The Mind Mixer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 5: The Mind Mixer

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    In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, "Voices from DARPA," join program manager Paul Cohen of the Agency’s Information Innovation Office as he talks about his efforts to develop better and more seamless ways for human intelligence and machine intelli

  • 17:54 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 4: The Terahertzian

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 4: The Terahertzian

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    In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Dev Palmer of the Agency’s Microsystems Technology Office as he talks about turning an early interest in the vacuum tubes of his guitar amplifiers into a career as an elect

  • 01:54 SIGMA Deployment Test of 1,000 Detectors

    SIGMA Deployment Test of 1,000 Detectors

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    On a recent sunny fall day in the nation’s capital, several hundred volunteers—each toting a backpack containing smartphone-sized radiation detectors—walked for hours around the National Mall searching for clues in a “whodunit” scavenger hunt to locate a

  • 16:18 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 3: The Semiconductor Whisperer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 3: The Semiconductor Whisperer

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    Dr. Dan Green, a program manager in DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office, discusses the Agency’s work to develop semiconductor materials, among them gallium arsenide and now gallium nitride, that open pathways to both military and civilian technology in

  • 04:58 DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: How It Works

    DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: How It Works

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    The innovative design of DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) allows for a short focal length, wide field of view, and a compact optical train. The SST's mirrors are some of the steepest aspherical curvatures ever to be polished and allow the telesc

  • 00:45 ACTUV/TALONS Joint At-Sea Demonstration

    ACTUV/TALONS Joint At-Sea Demonstration

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    DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has developed and built a technology demonstration vessel that is currently undergoing open-water testing off the coast of California and recently set sail with its firs

  • 03:00 Space Surveillance Telescope Transition Ceremony

    Space Surveillance Telescope Transition Ceremony

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    On October 18, 2016, DARPA handed over the Space Surveillance Telescope—the most sophisticated instrument of its kind ever developed—to U.S. Air Force Space Command. Called SST for short, this telescope embodies breakthroughs in telescope design, camera t

  • 04:30 DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: What It Does

    DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: What It Does

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    Current deep space telescopes do not provide a comprehensive picture of all objects in orbit around the Earth. Existing search telescopes have relatively narrow fields of view and cannot reliably detect and track faint objects, including small objects in

  • 02:17 Providing a Sense of Touch through a Brain-Machine Interface

    Providing a Sense of Touch through a Brain-Machine Interface

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    A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interface system connected to a robotic arm. By enabling two-way

  • 20:48 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 2: Space Sentinel

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 2: Space Sentinel

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    In this second episode of "Voices from DARPA," Program Manager Lindsay Millard discusses the Agency’s Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) program, a key component in the nation’s ability to detect and track space debris and other objects to determine if th

  • 14:21 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 1: Molecule Man

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 1: Molecule Man

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    DARPA’s new podcast series, "Voices from DARPA," offers a revealing and informative window on the minds of the Agency's program managers. In each episode, a program manager from one of DARPA’s six technical offices—Biological Technologies, Defense Science

  • 2:34:05 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Final Event Program

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Final Event Program

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    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Final Event took place August 4, 2016, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Conference Center. Seven computers developed by teams of hackers played the world's first-ever all-machine game of Capture the Flag. The goal of the Cybe

  • 08:05 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Mike Walker Remarks at DEF CON 24 Closing Ceremony

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Mike Walker Remarks at DEF CON 24 Closing Ceremony

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    Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) Program Manager Mike Walker addressed the crowd at DEF CON's closing ceremony on August 7, 2016. Walker discussed the promise of human-machine teaming to solve enormous challenges like computer security. He also ran through exa

  • 10:49 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Expanded Highlights from the Final Event

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Expanded Highlights from the Final Event

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    On August 4, 2016, seven high-performance computers successfully played a game of Capture the Flag during the Final Event of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge. In doing so, they made history, proving that it is possible to automate cybersecurity. The winners:

  • 03:59 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Early Highlights from the Competition

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Early Highlights from the Competition

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    Early highlights from the world's first all-machine hacking tournament, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC). This computer security competition featured seven High Performance Computers as competitors. CGC took place on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Learn mor

  • 01:01 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Holt Sorenson Describes a Referee's Mission

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Holt Sorenson Describes a Referee's Mission

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    Holt Sorenson, a referee for the Cyber Grand Challenge, explains the role of him and his fellow refs in ensuring the systems are healthy and the game runs smoothly. For more information visit www.cybergrandchallenge.com. #DARPACGC

  • 05:51 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Competition Framework Team

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Competition Framework Team

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    Astrophysicist and Cyber Grand Challenge Host Hakeem Oluseyi talks to the CGC's Competition Framework Team about their role in designing the space in which the CGC is executed and scored. They also discuss the impact the CGC is expected to have, speeding

  • 00:30 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Tim Vidas on Prototype Integration

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Tim Vidas on Prototype Integration

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    Tim Vidas, a member of the Cyber Grand Challenge's Competition Framework Team, describes the challenge of integrating numerous new pieces of technology to pull off the CGC. The Final Event will be the first time the pieces work together completely autonom

  • 03:02 Understanding the Scale of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Understanding the Scale of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    Sean O'Brien, the head of logistics for the Cyber Grand Challenge, walks through the extreme logistical and technical hurdles that were crossed to create the CGC experience and build a liquid-cooled data center within an air gap. For more information visi

  • 01:04 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Mike Thompson on Integrity

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Mike Thompson on Integrity

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    Mike Thompson, a member of the Cyber Grand Challenge's Competition Framework Team, describes the need for a scalable forensics system he built for the CGC to verify that software is compatible with the game infrastructure. For more information visit www.c

  • 00:21 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Jason Wright on Unrevealed Software

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Jason Wright on Unrevealed Software

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    Jason Wright, part of the Cyber Grand Challenge's Competition Framework Team, explains how the Cyber Reasoning Systems will encounter new software that has never previously been explored. For more information visit www.cybergrandchallenge.com. #DARPACGC

  • 00:38 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Chris Eagle on Consensus Evaluation

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Chris Eagle on Consensus Evaluation

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    Chris Eagle, of the Cyber Grand Challenge's Competition Framework Team, explains how the unprecedented transparency of this game of Capture the Flag gives the teams' Cyber Reasoning Systems a chance to learn from the others on the fly and apply successful

  • 00:49 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Brian Caswell on Software Evolution

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Brian Caswell on Software Evolution

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    Brian Caswell, part of the Cyber Grand Challenge's Competition Framework Team, explains his hope that software for autonomous cyber defense will learn from other systems' patches and weaknesses to get continuously better at patching software. For more inf

  • 00:23 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: The Stage Is Set

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: The Stage Is Set

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    DARPA's liquid-cooled data center, the "arena" for the Cyber Grand Challenge, was built in only 29 hours. The stage is home to seven teams' Cyber Reasoning Systems. These CRS are the sole competitors in this, the world's first machine vs. machine game of

  • 00:57 DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Setting the Stage

    DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Setting the Stage

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    The liquid-cooled data center for DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge is live! It was built, along with much of the rest of the Challenge set, in 29 hours. Watch the time lapse as the stage is set for this epic game of machine vs. machine Capture the Flag. The

  • 04:03 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: What Is Capture the Flag?

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: What Is Capture the Flag?

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    "Capture the Flag" is a game played by both children and hackers. But whereas children look for flags hidden in their opponents' forts, hackers look for software flaws hidden in previously unexplored code. Every year at the DEF CON conference, the world's

  • 02:17 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Leaderboard View

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Leaderboard View

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    The Scoreboard view tracks the total cumulative scores for the game. CRSs are ordered from first place on top to last on the bottom. Bars extending to the right compare total cumulative scores: gray shows overall score, green for availability, blue for se

  • 02:22 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Visualization Overview

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Visualization Overview

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    A challenge within a challenge.. DARPA developers describe the difficulty of creating a first-of-its-kind visualization program to explain what's happening to data in real time as the game of Capture the Flag is being played.

  • 04:59 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Proving Vulnerabilities

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Proving Vulnerabilities

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    Each CRS evaluates its competition’s defenses and attempts to prove weaknesses in those defenses by initiating a Proof of Vulnerability. Proof of Vulnerability can exist in two forms: Type 1 (controlled software crash) or Type 2 (memory read from protecte