Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) FY2015 amounted to $2.9 billion in the President's request to support high-risk, high-reward research. An emphasis in the FY 2015 budget request focuses on research to tailor treatments to patients' unique characteristics, known as "precision medicine." Included in this category is the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) efforts to reengineer drug discovery and development in collaboration with industry, academia,
more » ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Also cited under this heading is the proposed DARPA-like funding mechanism to stimulate technology development, which is detailed below. The budget request details the proposed investments $80 million to develop new sets of tools for imaging and analytics of neural and synaptic brain activities that will improve diagnosis and care of wounded warriors with post-traumatic brain injury, stress, or loss of memory (i.e. the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) funding opportunity), as well as new neurotechnology-based capabilities (e.g. the Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS)) and better data management. DARPA seeks to improve the analysis of large neural data sets by creating interfaces that will allow researchers to generate new models across multiple scales. Additionally, DARPA's investment would include the Prosthetic Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (using Haptix sensors) to develop human implantable microsystems to give amputees the ability to have advanced control and sensory functions.
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