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  • 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

  • 02:23 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Filament View

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Filament View

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    Filament view traces the execution of software over a given input over time, moving from left to right. For example, a trace of an email client processing an email. The program begins executing on the left and time flows to the right. Visual loops are cod

  • 01:34 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Arena View

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Arena View

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    Arena view illustrates everything that happens in a round of CGC play. All network traffic flows from the black network hub to the Cyber Reasoning System (CRS) cards, including friendly service polls and competitor Proof of Vulnerabilities. Scores are tal

  • 01:35 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Scoring

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Scoring

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    During DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge three tasks must be performed by the players to win. Players must protect their digital flags from opponents by finding and patching vulnerabilities in the software on their server; keep the software on their server he

  • 04:07 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Scoreboard Explained

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Scoreboard Explained

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    In Arena view, each CRS has a color-coordinated card. Each CRS card shows the status of software services on a defended host. Each network service or Challenge Set (CS) is represented by a hex tile on each card. Tile to service position mappings are consi

  • 03:25 Team disekt: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Team disekt: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    disekt is a computer security team that participates in various Capture the Flag security competitions hosted by other teams, universities, and organizations from around the world. Cyber Reasoning System: CRSPY For more information on the Cyber Grand Chal

  • 02:30 Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) Phase 2 Concept Video

    Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) Phase 2 Concept Video

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    DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program seeks to help the U.S. military’s unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) conduct dynamic, long-distance engagements of highly mobile ground and maritime targets in denied or contested electro

  • 03:08 Team Shellphish: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Team Shellphish: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    Team Shellphish started at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as the SecLab hacking team. As members graduated and moved, the team expanded to include other locations such as Boston, Alpes-Maritimes (France), London, and other exotic locations.

  • 02:49 Team Deep Red: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Team Deep Red: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    Deep Red is composed of a small team of specialized engineers from Raytheon. The Deep Red team is inventing new ways to analyze software that builds on the team members' uniquely rich heritage in computer security. The team hopes to create a system that i

  • 04:16 Team CSDS: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Team CSDS: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    Team CSDS is sponsored by the Center for Secure and Dependable Systems (CSDS) at the University of Idaho. This self-funded team consists of Dr. Jia Song, a postdoctoral researcher, and Dr. Jim Alves-Foss, director of CSDS. Although a small team, they are

  • 03:12 Team TECHx: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Team TECHx: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    The TECHx team consists of leading software analysis experts from GrammaTech, Inc. and the University of Virginia. The team is led by Dr. David Melski (PI) and Professors Jack Davidson and John Knight (co-PIs). GrammaTech and UVA are co-developers of an a

  • 04:03 Team ForAllSecure: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Team ForAllSecure: DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    ForAllSecure's mission is to test the world's software and provide actionable information to its customers. The team has started with Linux, and its mission with Linux is to test all programs in current distributions, such as Debian, Ubuntu and Red Hat. W

  • 04:16 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Mission and Objectives

    DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: Mission and Objectives

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    The ultimate test of wits in computer security occurs through open competition on the global Capture the Flag (CTF) tournament circuit. In CTF contests, experts reverse engineer software, probe its weaknesses, search for deeply hidden flaws, and create se

  • 04:50 Welcome to DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

    Welcome to DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge

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    The ultimate test of wits in computer security occurs through open competition on the global Capture the Flag (CTF) tournament circuit. In CTF contests, experts reverse engineer software, probe its weaknesses, search for deeply hidden flaws, and create se

  • 02:54 ACTUV Christening Ceremony Highlights

    ACTUV Christening Ceremony Highlights

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    On April 7, 2016, DARPA held a christening ceremony for the technology demonstration vessel it has developed and built through the Agency’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. Approximately 100 guests attended, i

  • 02:49 ACTUV Construction Timelapse and Walkthrough

    ACTUV Construction Timelapse and Walkthrough

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    DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has designed, developed and constructed an entirely new class of ocean-going vessel—one intended to traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a t

  • 01:42 ACTUV Speed and Maneuverability Tests

    ACTUV Speed and Maneuverability Tests

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    DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has designed, developed and constructed an entirely new class of ocean-going vessel—one intended to traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a t

  • 01:52 ACTUV Launch and On-Water Speed Tests

    ACTUV Launch and On-Water Speed Tests

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    DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has designed, developed and constructed an entirely new class of ocean-going vessel—one intended to traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a t

  • 05:35 Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Concept Video

    Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Concept Video

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    DARPA’s new Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program seeks to develop technologies that would enable cooperative inspection and servicing in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) and demonstrate those technologies on orbit within the next

  • 02:32 Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Concept Video

    Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) Concept Video

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    DARPA’s new Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program seeks to develop technologies that would enable cooperative inspection and servicing in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) and demonstrate those technologies on orbit within the next

  • 02:02 VTOL X-Plane Phase 2 Concept Video

    VTOL X-Plane Phase 2 Concept Video

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    DARPA’s Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to provide innovative cross-pollination between fixed-wing and rotary-wing technologies and by developing and integrating novel subsystems to enable radical improvements

  • 02:46 Fully Loaded Quadcopter Achieves 20 m/s Flight

    Fully Loaded Quadcopter Achieves 20 m/s Flight

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    DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently demonstrated that a commercial quadcopter platform could achieve 20-meters-per-second flight while carrying a full load of sensors and cameras. The FLA program aims to develop and test algorithms th

  • 01:45 GXV-T Mobility Video

    GXV-T Mobility Video

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    DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program seeks to develop groundbreaking technologies that would make future armored fighting vehicles significantly more mobile, effective, safe and affordable. The program recently awarded Phase 1 contracts to

  • 06:47 DARPA Celebrates International Year of Light

    DARPA Celebrates International Year of Light

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    The United Nations named 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Here at DARPA, light is core to many of our technologies. In fact, it is one of the most important and versatile phenomena that our program managers can leverag

  • 01:48 Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 — Justin Sanchez

    Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 — Justin Sanchez

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    Justin Sanchez, a neuroscientist and program manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, imagines a world where neurotechnologies could enable users to interact with their environment and other people by thought alone.

  • 02:58 Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 — Stefanie Tompkins

    Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 — Stefanie Tompkins

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    Stefanie Tompkins, a geologist and director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, envisions building substances from the atomic or molecular level up to create “impossible” materials with previously unattainable capabilities.

  • 03:06 Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 — Pam Melroy

    Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 — Pam Melroy

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    Pam Melroy, an aerospace engineer, former astronaut and current deputy director of DARPA’s Tactical Technologies Office, foresees technologies that would enable machines to collaborate with humans as partners on tasks far more complex than those we can ta

  • 02:39 Program Managers Answer, "What Brought You to DARPA?"

    Program Managers Answer, "What Brought You to DARPA?"

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    Hear from DARPA program managers about their backgrounds, what attracted them to DARPA and how they hope to advance their fields during their time at the Agency.

  • 4:40:11 DARPA Robotics Challenge 2015 Workshop Day03

    DARPA Robotics Challenge 2015 Workshop Day03

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    Live capture of the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge workshop on June, 7th at the Fairplex in Pomona, California http://www.theroboticschallenge.org

  • 2:10:18 DRC Finals Workshop - Camera 3

    DRC Finals Workshop - Camera 3

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