Seventeen teams will test the boundaries of robotics technology in a disaster-response competition.
The Intelligence and Security Command is looking for the ability to collect and analyze huge data sets of social media and open-source information in up to 66 languages.
Facing the pressures of a tightened 2014 budget, the service said it will use early retirement and voluntary separations reduce the workforce.
Concerned about the soaring cost of access to space, the R&D agency is investigating re-usable rockets and space planes along with modular “satlets” as part of an on-orbit repair service.
DARPA’s Transformative Apps program delivers apps built with soldier input to customized mobile devices on the battlefield.
The service’s push toward a commoditized infrastructure will rely on standards that will meet info-sharing needs, protect data and systems, and cut costs, Brig. Gen. Kimberly Crider said.
The command is expanding its uniformed workforce while looking to simplify its architecture with the Joint Information Environment.
The 13th annual awards reflect the department’s IT priorities.