DARPA today announced it is extending its High-speed Optimized Handling of Holiday Operations (HO HO HO) initiative, which the Agency launched last year to help Santa Claus and his elves more quickly and efficiently complete their holiday duties. Recognizing that high morale is an important adjunct to high technology for meeting the challenges of a complex world, the initiative aims to ensure that Service members, veterans and others can all share the magic of the holiday season.
Through HO HO HO, Santa and his North Pole crew have been granted access to research from several DARPA programs and research efforts:
“DARPA is proud to continue our partnership with Santa, who provides invaluable service every year to warfighters, veterans and their families,” said an Agency spokesperson, speaking from DARPA’s undisclosed northernmost workshop. “DARPA salutes St. Nick as an admirable early adopter of advanced technology, and wishes the best for everyone in the technology innovation ecosystem who together share the goal of making the impossible possible.”
Image Caption: DARPA’s High-speed Optimized Handling of Holiday Operations (HO HO HO) initiative aims to help Santa Claus and his elves more quickly and efficiently complete their holiday duties by providing access to research from numerous DARPA programs and research efforts. This year’s contributions include the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) (top left), Mathematics of Sensing, Exploitation and Execution (MSEE) (bottom left), prototype robotic landing gear (center), Assured Arctic Awareness (AAA) (upper right) and Revolutionary Enhancement of Visibility by Exploiting Active Light-fields (REVEAL) (bottom right). Click below for a high-resolution image.
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To follow Santa on his travels Christmas Eve, check with our colleagues at NORAD: www.NORADtrackssanta.org
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