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Tomahawk Cruise Missile Becomes Lead Anti-Ship Strike

February 10, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Needing a new long-range anti-ship missile, the U.S. Navy has configured a Tomahawk cruise missile to perform that role. The service saved a large amount of scarce funding in adapting an existing system instead of developing a new one, stated a high-ranking defense official.

Navy and Academia Enter Symbiotic Relationship

February 10, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor
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The University of Virginia’s Applied Research Institute has signed an agreement with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to support a variety of research efforts, including cybersecurity and big data analytics. 

'DARPA Dan' Profiles Agency Efforts on 60 Minutes

February 9, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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In case you missed it, CBS’s newsmagazine "60 Minutes" this weekend featured a segment with Dan Kaufman, director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) for DARPA, who talked about the office’s efforts to outsmart hackers, sex traffickers and those seeking to do harm to the United States.

McFarland's Three Nots

February 5, 2014
By Sandra Jontz
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Government, academia and industry all are struggling to find, train and retain the best and the brightest of engineers, scientists and mathematicians, compounding an already difficult challenge, said Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition.

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