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White House proposes biotech specialist as inaugural ARPA-H director

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Renee Wegrzyn will be tasked with shaping ARPA-H‘s research portfolio to develop biomedical innovations preventing, detecting and treating diseases including cancer.

Lawmakers urge incoming White House science chief to streamline agencies’ tech priorities

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Senators at Arati Prabhakar's nomination hearing call on the policy leader to consolidate conflicting high-priority emerging tech programs at defense and civilian agencies.

DARPA launching research project to revolutionize brain injury diagnosis on the battlefield

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Naval medical officer Jean-Paul Chretien tells FedScoop how new technology could revolutionize the way traumatic brain injuries are treated in the field.

White House nominates Arati Prabhakar for OSTP director role

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If confirmed, she would be the first woman, immigrant and person of color confirmed to the position.

DARPA to develop bio-inspired tech to ‘self-heal’ Pentagon’s deteriorating concrete structures

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Officials involved were inspired by vascular systems that support repair in multicellular organisms and ecosystems.

Air Force positions autonomous drones, networked weapon systems as top priorities

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The Air Force is asking Congress for more than $100 million in additional R&D funding for autonomous drones and networked weapon systems.

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