The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to Two Six Labs, LLC of Arlington, Va. in support of the IMPROV 2 program.
The Improv 2 program will examine the potential to create small systems comprising commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components, open source software, and easily fabricated components and examine their current and future potential to provide useful military capability.
The proliferation of low cost, highly sophisticated commercial technology and the global access to knowledge about how to construct and apply these systems has narrowed the divide and placed sophisticated systems and capabilities in the hands of hobbyists across the world. The DARPA Improv program investigates the threat posed by devices.
The contract is valued at $1,486,535.