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DARPA: A Glimpse of All Tomorrow’s Weapons

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posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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actually, they just got the green light for more funding for their 'civilian experiments'. Or you could take the literature at face-value, in which case we are led to believe that having civilian scientists is the experiment.


-------excerpt from S. 3254---------------------

10 SEC. 1102. EXPANSION OF EXPERIMENTAL PERSONNEL
11 PROGRAM FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL
12 PERSONNEL AT THE DEFENSE ADVANCED
13 RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY.
14 (a) EXPANSION.—Section 1101(b)(1)(A) of the
15 Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for
16 Fiscal Year 1999 (5 U.S.C. 3104 note) is amended by
17 striking ‘‘40’’ and inserting ‘‘60’’.
18 (b) CONSTRUCTION.—The amendment made by sub-
19 section (a) shall not be construed as affecting any applica-
20 ble authorization or delimitation of the numbers of per-
21 sonnel that may be employed at the Defense Advanced Re-
22 search Projects Agency.

------------------STROM THURMOND NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999

(a) Program Authorized.--During the 5-year period beginning on the
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense may carry
out a program of experimental use of the special personnel management
authority provided in subsection (b) in order to facilitate recruitment
of eminent experts in science or engineering for research and
development projects administered by the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency.
(b) Special Personnel Management Authority.--Under the program, the
Secretary may--
(1) appoint scientists and engineers from outside the civil
service and uniformed services (as such terms are defined in
section 2101 of title 5, United States Code) to not more than 20
scientific and engineering positions in the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency without regard to any provision of
title 5, United States Code, governing the appointment of
employees in the civil service;
(2) prescribe the rates of basic pay for positions to which
employees are appointed under paragraph (1) at rates not in
excess of the maximum rate of basic pay authorized for senior-
level positions under section 5376 of title 5, United States
Code, notwithstanding any provision of such title governing the
rates of pay or classification of employees in the executive
branch; and
(3) pay any employee appointed under paragraph (1) payments
in addition to basic pay within the limit applicable to the
employee under subsection (d)(1).

(c) Limitation on Term of Appointment.--(1) Except as provided in
paragraph (2), the service of an employee under an appointment under
subsection (b)(1) may not exceed 4 years.
(2) The Secretary may, in the case of a particular employee, extend
the period to which service is limited under paragraph (1) by up to 2
years if the Secretary determines that such action is necessary to
promote the efficiency of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
(d) Limitations on Additional Payments.--(1) The total amount of the
additional payments paid to an employee under subsection (b)(3) for any
12-month period may not exceed the least of the following amounts:
(A) $25,000.
(B) The amount equal to 25 percent of the employee's annual
rate of basic pay.
(C) The amount of the limitation that is applicable for a
calendar year under section 5307(a)(1) of title 5, United States
Code.

(2) An employee appointed under subsection (b)(1) is not eligible
for any bonus, monetary award, or other monetary incentive for service
except for payments authorized under subsection (b)(3).
(e) Period of Program.--(1) The program authorized under this
section shall terminate at the end of the 5-year period referred to in
subsection (a).
(2) After the termination of the program--
(A) no appointment may be made under paragraph (1) of
subsection (b);
(B) a rate of basic pay prescribed under paragraph (2) of
that subsection may not take effect for a position; and
(C) no period of service may be extended under subsection
(c)(1).

(f ) Savings Provisions.--In the case of an employee who, on the day
before the termination of the program, is serving in a position pursuant
to an appointment under subsection (b)(1)--
(1) the termination of the program does not terminate the
employee's employment in that position before the expiration of
the lesser of--
(A) the period for which the employee was appointed;
or
(B) the period to which the employee's service is
limited under subsection (c), including any extension
made under paragraph (2) of that subsection before the
termination of the program




posted on Apr, 23 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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DERPA has revealed something interesting out of Plan X project.




posted on Jun, 6 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: knoledgeispower
Cool,, I found some info on things I got to see. Secret stuff, not Top Secret. Amazing!
www.youtube.com...=273
www.youtube.com...=26





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