USI leadership has been working closely with key decision makers within Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for over seven years. DARPA relies on diverse performers to apply multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through basic research and create innovative technologies that address current practical problems through applied research. DARPA’s scientific investigations span the gamut from laboratory efforts to the creation of full-scale technology demonstrations in the fields of biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neurosciences and more. As the DoD’s primary innovation engine, DARPA’s mission is to create and prevent strategic surprise and therefore undertakes projects that are finite in duration but that create lasting revolutionary change.
USI has supported DARPA’s Information Innovations Office (I20) with the development, integration, and sustainment of the Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) System. TIGR program support includes operational contingency planning and management of more than 30 Field Service Representatives and Technicians assigned to every CENTCOM area Brigade Combat Team and Headquarters. USI also provides support to the Defense Sciences Office’s (DSO) Transformative App (TransApps) Program in the form of project management, engineering and field services support that includes information assurance/DIACAP, tactical & mobile networks, processing servers, communications equipment, and secure smart phones. USI’s support within the Adaptive Execution Office (AEO), introduces DARPA’s groundbreaking research to Special Operations Forces, providing cutting end technologies to DoD’s most forward deployed assets.