President Obama claims the US government invented the Internet so companies could profit from it. In fact, the US government mandated support for a rival networking system, OSI, and tried to avoid adopting the Internet's protocols
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The Power Pwn may look like a power strip, but it's actually a DARPA-funded hacking tool for launching remotely-activated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet attacks. If you see one around the office, make sure to ask if it's supposed to be there.
Baran, an instrumental figure in the development of the packet switching technology that made today's internet possible, has died at the age of 84
A DARPA-funded optical device built into a silicon chip can reduce the speed of light by a factor of 1,200, a major step toward the realization of an ultra-efficient, all-optical quantum data network.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently given a US$500K award to a computer scientist of the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). His research project is called 'Revolutionizing Defense Communications with a Diversified Internet Infrastructure.' Crowley will design a new kind of network for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The goal is to 'facilitate real-time information in the field so that every foot soldier, commander, tank and transport vehicle is networked.' Crowley thinks that commanders engaged in tactical combat-type situations 'want to understand the location and states of all the platforms, equipment and personnel in real-time.' And he adds he can help -- and maybe save some lives. But read more...
The company has won a Darpa contract to develop an 'intrinsically secure' mobile network protecting against traditional cyberattacks
BAE Systems last week scored a US$8.5 million contract with DARPA to develop an "intrinsically secure" mobile network for military use in planes, ground vehicles, sensor systems — mobile and stationary — as well as handheld devices.
Back in the 1960s, it was a US Defense Department agency, DARPA, that created the network that has become the Internet. Now, the DOD has approved and funded a new project, Iris, that might wind up jump-starting a new chapter in Internet history - the wired cosmos.