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Decentralization

The ability to update underlying capabilities in large and massively complex systems inexpensively and quickly is crucial to avoid outdated and inferior electronics. The increasing complexity of our major military systems precludes rapid change so it is essential that we move towards a new model that allows for quick adoption of new and modern electronics.

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As commercial technologies become more advanced and widely available, adversaries are rapidly developing capabilities that put our forces at risk. To counter these threats, the U.S. military is developing systems-of-systems concepts in which networks of manned and unmanned platforms, weapons, sensors, and electronic warfare systems interact over robust satellite and tactical communications links. These approaches offer flexible and powerful options to the warfighter, but the complexity introduced by the increase in the number of employment alternatives creates a battle management challenge.
Program Manager
Dr. Craig Lawrence joined DARPA in 2013 as a Program Manager for the Strategic Technology Office (STO). Dr. Lawrence’s interests are in battle management, command and control (BMC2); autonomy, optimization and control theory; and modeling and simulation.
05/17/2019
DARPA is seeking revolutionary ideas that lead to rigorous and practical demonstrations of the feasibility and effectiveness of advances in machine social intelligence in a teaming context. ASIST envisions synthetic agents that observe their surroundings; build and maintain rich representations of the environment, team, and individuals; infer their teammates beliefs and goals (and other unobservable states); predict their actions and needs; and assist the team by planning interventions and executing them at appropriate times.