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Air Force selects SandboxAQ, an Alphabet spinoff, to help quantum-proof its networks


This new SBIR contract award marks SandboxAQ's first deal with the U.S. military since it spun-off from Google’s parent company.

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


Serving as a leader in military medicine since the 1990s – including as director of force health protection for U.S. and NATO units in southwestern Afghanistan — Cmdr. Jean-Paul Chretien is familiar with the complex damage that traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause. In an interview with FedScoop, the naval medical officer, who now leads a soon-to-launch research project at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), explains the threat that this type of injury poses to…

Army moves to innovate how it shields aircraft from directed energy weapons


The Army is searching for small businesses to help develop and apply low-cost coating technologies that can protect U.S. aircraft from high-energy lasers and high-power microwave weapon systems. Directed energy weapons take out targets using highly concentrated electromagnetic energy. The Defense Department has invested billions in directed energy research and development since the 1960s, and in the last decade has started deploying such weapons that can disable adversary electronics using…