Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

White House proposes biotech specialist as inaugural ARPA-H director


Renee Wegrzyn will be tasked with shaping ARPA-H‘s research portfolio to develop biomedical innovations preventing, detecting and treating diseases including cancer.

Lawmakers urge incoming White House science chief to streamline agencies’ tech priorities


Senators at Arati Prabhakar's nomination hearing call on the policy leader to consolidate conflicting high-priority emerging tech programs at defense and civilian agencies.

DARPA launching research project to revolutionize brain injury diagnosis on the battlefield


Naval medical officer Jean-Paul Chretien tells FedScoop how new technology could revolutionize the way traumatic brain injuries are treated in the field.

White House nominates Arati Prabhakar for OSTP director role


If confirmed, she would be the first woman, immigrant and person of color confirmed to the position.

DARPA to develop bio-inspired tech to ‘self-heal’ Pentagon’s deteriorating concrete structures


Officials involved were inspired by vascular systems that support repair in multicellular organisms and ecosystems.

Air Force positions autonomous drones, networked weapon systems as top priorities


The Air Force is asking Congress for more than $100 million in additional R&D funding for autonomous drones and networked weapon systems.