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DARPA: What are the extreme challenges facing optics and imaging?

DARPA said its s requesting industry feedback on what it called the extreme challenge problems in optics and imaging. “For the purposes of this RFI, extreme challenges encompass systems, components, devices, processing schemes, or design/optimization tools that drastically outperform the current state of the art, and expand the limits of what is typically deemed possible using conventional design methodologies. Responses should completely alter the current design paradigm of a given extreme challenge, and pave the way for fundamentally unique solutions; incremental, evolutionary advances are not of interest.”

Michael Cooney | 24 Aug | Read more

Federal IT projects need critical care

Federal IT projects have hit the critical care list all too often and now watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office have moved those undertakings to its <a href="">High Risk List</a> which means Congress and the executive branch should take an extra special look at the situation.

Michael Cooney | 12 Feb | Read more

FBI grabs a Most Wanted Cyber Fugitive

The FBI this week said it had nabbed one of the agency's <a href="">Cyber's Most Wanted</a> outlaws -- John Gordon Baden who is charged with stealing the identities of 40,000 people and then using the information to siphon millions of dollars from brokerage or bank accounts.

Michael Cooney | 06 Nov | Read more