Tuesday, June 09, 2015

DARPA spends $24M to smarten-up WAN edge

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DARPA spends $24M to smarten-up WAN edge
Officials of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this week awarded two contracts worth a total of nearly $24 million to develop new networking and security technologies at the WAN edge.Raytheon BBN Technologies and Vencore Labs’ Applied Communication Sciences research program pretty much evenly divided the money which DARPA expects will develop technologies that “bolster the resilience of communication over IP networks solely by instantiating new capabilities in computing devices within user enclaves at the WAN edge.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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