Date: 11/19/11 @ 4pm-5:30pm (NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE & TIME)
Topic: DARPA’s Cyber Fast Track program
DARPA’s Mudge will be at the lodge speaking about their Cyber Fast Track (CFT) program, it’s intended to cut red tape to apply for funding for cyber security projects.
CFT is designed to fund research to be performed by boutique computer security companies, individuals, and hacker/maker-spaces, and allow them to keep the commercial Intellectual Property for what they create. The goal is not to have these entities focus on solving DoD problems, but rather to fund research efforts these organizations would considered on their own but are not pursuing due to complexity/cost/ time/etc. Where it is an effort that may help the community at large it is almost by definition within the running lanes of CFT to consider. What’s good for the community is good for DARPA. Please note, CFT does not purchase existing technology, nor does it fund efforts to perform engineering modifications to existing (or known) technologies. This is a research effort.
Peiter (Mudge) Zatko, the program manager of CFT, will present an overview of the program and take your questions in a town hall session being held at Founder’s Co-op on November 18, 2011 at 7 pm. The event is open to all.
Where: Black Lodge Research – 17725 NE 65th St A-155 Redmond, WA 98052 — Do not park in the spaces directly in front of businesses, those are reserved specifically for those businesses 24/7/365. You will find ample parking at the end of each row of buildings. View http://yfrog.com/fkdkaj to see the parking on a map.
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