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see Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA), U.S. government agency administered by the Department of Defense (see Defense, United States Department of). It was established in 1958, in reaction to the previous year's successful launch of Sputnik by the USSR, as the
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DARPA

DARPA

(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) The U.S. military agency responsible for technology projects. Founded as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in 1958, it was renamed DARPA in 1972, then back to ARPA in 1993 and once again back to DARPA in 1996. DARPA is a small agency that assumes the role of "technological engine" for the Department of Defense and is involved in evaluating future systems. Over the years, DARPA has made major contributions to information technology. See ARPAnet.
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On June 7, DARPA is hosting an open-press day of presentations by the winning teams, discussions about robotics and presentations by DARPA officials, industry leaders, and the 5 winners of the Robots4Us student video contest.
While other organizations may not be reaching as far out as DARPA, this kind of visionary thinking is what drives radical innovation, and the culture change often needed to support it.
Similarly, the DARPA Grand Challenge "demonstrated the possible," agency spokeswoman Jan Walker told the American Forces Press Service.
But DARPA officials said they were pleased with the innovation and enthusiasm of the competitors.
DARPA officials awarded the contract to develop a low-cost alternative to turbo pumps for high performance propulsion systems.
We are excited to be working with DARPA and the Air Force to develop new technologies that will enable operationally responsive access to space.
We all knew the first Grand Challenge had sparked a new interest in robotics technology across the nation,'' said DARPA Director Anthony J.
Other DARPA items developed for troops' use in Iraq and elsewhere, Tether noted, include the Phraselator--a hand-held device that translates spoken English phrases into foreign speech--and a compact water-sterilizing device.
The award, a service level-based, managed seats contract, calls for RSIS to provide high-end information technology services and infrastructure systems for DARPA over the next five years.
The course will be announced later, but DARPA has permits good for four years to use the desert area between Barstow and Primm, Nev.
The goal of the joint Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force program is to develop and validate in-flight technologies that will enable both a near-term (circa 2010) and far-term (circa 2025) capability to execute time-critical, prompt global-reach missions, while at the same time demonstrating affordable and responsive space lift, according to DARPA officials.