Microelectronics support nearly all Department of Defense (DoD) activities, enabling capabilities such as the global positioning system, radar, command and control, and communications. Ensuring secure access to leading-edge microelectronics, however, is a challenge. The changing global semiconductor industry and the sophistication of U.S. adversaries, who might target military electronic components, suggest the need for an updated microelectronics security framework.
DARPA’s Microsystem Technology Office (MTO) is developing a portfolio of technology-driven microelectronics protections to increase microelectronics security and broaden access to the most advanced microelectronics products. MTO invites you to review a series of discussion papers and presentations that sketch out MTO’s approach to ensuring the provenance, security, and reliability of components that could drive the next decade’s critical military capabilities.
Executive Summary – An introduction to MTO’s trust approach (2 pages)
Background – A 13-point primer on defense microelectronics (10 pages)
Trust through technology – A use case for new technologies (5 pages)
Technologies in Depth
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