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  • D60 Opening: Breakthrough Technology – Past, Present, Future

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    The Defense Research Projects Agency marked its 60th anniversary Sept. 5-7, 2018, with a symposium that focused on the technologies of the future while honoring the agency’s history. This brief opening video highlights the catalyst for agency’s creation, and the existing global security challenges that inform its work today. Show less
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  • D60: DARPA's 60th Anniversary Symposium Play all

    D60 was a three-day symposium hosted by DARPA to commemorate its 60th anniversary. The event, held September 5-7, 2018, highlighted DARPA’s innovative approach to creating breakthrough technologies and capabilities that represent the Agency’s past, present, and future.

    DARPA’s mission requires a constant stream of novel ideas and contributions from innovators looking beyond what is possible now. D60 provided attendees the opportunity to engage with up-and-coming innovators, along with some of today’s most creative and accomplished scientists and technologists, as they continue to provide these contributions. By sharing our record of achievements over the past 60 years, DARPA sought to inspire attendees to explore future technologies, their potential application to tomorrow’s technical and societal challenges, and the dilemmas those applications may engender. D60 participants had the opportunity to enter into new relationships, partnerships, and communities of interest that the event set out to foster, and to advance dialogue on the pursuit of science in the national interest.

    D60 featured six plenary sessions focused on topics of broad importance and interest, as well as 30 themed breakout sessions that dove more deeply into particular topics relevant to national security. An exhibit hall featured engaging displays from DARPA’s six technical offices, each of which showcased a selection of programs that reflected the breadth of DARPA’s research portfolio and the range of its performer base. Visitors to the exhibit hall also had the opportunity to review an extensive showcase of historical displays and artifacts featuring highlights from DARPA’s storied past.
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  • Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit Play all

    DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office hosted the first annual Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) Summit July 23-25, 2018. The three-day event brought together those most impacted by the coming inflection in Moore’s Law, including senior representatives from the commercial sector, defense industrial base, academia, and government, to promote collaboration and cooperation on shaping the future direction of U.S. semiconductor innovation. The event also highlighted progress and opportunities within DARPA’s ERI research programs.
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      This video shows the August 2011 test flight of HTV-2. Learn more about DARPA's HTV-2 program at http://go.usa.gov/KXs
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