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SPIE 2011: DARPA chief calls for halt in 'data drowning'

27th April 2011 - 11:25 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Orlando, Florida


The head of the US defence research agency, DARPA, says industry must find better ways of using the data garnered by ISR systems.

Dr Regina Dugan, director of DARPA, said she was concerned that some on the front line in Afghanistan had lost faith in the S&T community, which was not delivering solutions on time.

'I was deeply challenged not by what they were saying, but by what they didn't say,' Dugan told delegates at the 2011 SPIE Defence Security & Sensing exposition in Orlando, adding that key people were not coming to DARPA with new 5-10 year problems.


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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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