A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+


Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency SIGMA+

Project Details

Abstract: 

This project furthers DARPA efforts to create new tools that proactively detect and identify CBRNe (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) adversaries and possible plots. This project is in support of the SIGMA+ program. Moreover, this effort includes research in support of the Next Generation Social Science (NGS2) program and the Modeling Adversarial Activity (MAA) program. For NGS2, START is assisting DARPA as it translates results from big data experiments into useable metrics for adversary behavior modeling which can be, in turn, leveraged by Department of Defense stakeholders. For MAA, START is generating synthetic data to help assist DARPA in developing a platform to identify observable indicators that might signal a possible CBRNe attack. Additionally, START is expanding the Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool to help identify illicit trafficking routes for CBRNe materials. 

Timeframe

Project Period: 
July 2018 to April 2020