The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held itsÂ DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon Wednesday to provide members of the Defense Department community an “up-close” look at DARPA’s technology and military systems portfolio.
DARPA program managers, academic and private-sector project leaders demonstrated over 60 ongoingÂ programs that encompass early phases toÂ existing warfighter and military supportÂ technology,Â the agencyÂ said Wednesday.
Arati Prabhakar, DARPA director, said the Demo Day event acted asÂ an outlet for the agency’s people to shareÂ its work for the members of theÂ science and technology communityÂ that includeÂ defense companies, commercial startups, firms, universities, government agencies, laboratories and other DoD partners.
The event featured 10 strategic investment categories that the agency’s research focus on including air, biology, counterterrorism, cyber, ground warfare, maritime, microsystems, seeds of surprise, spectrum and space.
DoD also addedÂ that demonstrations of the technologiesÂ filled the Pentagonâs center courtyard throughout the one-day event.