Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA(noun)
the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies for use by the military. DARPA has been responsible for funding the development of many technologies which have had a major effect on the world, including computer networking, as well as NLS, which was both the first hypertext system, and an important precursor to the contemporary ubiquitous graphical user interface. DARPA began as the Advanced Research Projects Agency created in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the purpose of forming and executing research and development projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science and able to reach far beyond immediate military requirements. The administration was responding to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957, and ARPA's mission was to ensure U.S. military technology be more sophisticated than that of the nation's potential enemies. From DARPA's own introduction, DARPA’s original mission, established in 1958, was to prevent technological surprise like the launch of Sputnik, which signaled that the Soviets had beaten the U.S. into space. The mission statement has evolved over time. Today, DARPA’s mission is still to prevent technological surprise to the US, but also to create technological surprise for our enemies.
The numerical value of DARPA in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of DARPA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Small satellites in the ALASA payload class represent the fastest-growing segment of the space launch market, dARPA expects this growth trend to continue as small satellites become increasingly more capable.
I think it is absolutely the right time to be investing in it and the fact that DARPA has already got projects going on... indicates that as they are looking out into the future it is a capability that we need.
True to DARPA's mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target, this live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.
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