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Darpa Events

Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) Final Event

August 4, 2016
DARPA will hold the world’s first all-computer Capture the Flag tournament live on stage (co-located with the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas) where automated systems may take the first steps toward a defensible, connected future. Seven teams from across the United States qualified to compete in the Final Event. For more information, please visit:

Wait, What?

September 9-11, 2015
Wait, What? was an extraordinary forum on future technologies that took place recently in St. Louis. Hosted by DARPA and rooted in what’s already happening in today’s fastest evolving research fields, Wait, What? was a crucible for generating new ideas, with the goal of stretching current conceptual horizons and accelerating the development of novel capabilities in the years and decades ahead. You can view videos of most of the presentations by visiting, going to the Schedule, and clicking on the talk or session you want to watch.