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Dr. Peter Highnam
ACTING DIRECTOR, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY, Director's Office
Dr. Peter Highnam is the acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prior to this assignment, he was the deputy director at DARPA from February 2018 – January 2020. More
Dr. David Honey
ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY , Director's Office
Dr. David Honey is the acting deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He also serves on a joint duty assignment in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and as a special assistant to the DARPA director, where he facilitates the information exchange between the Intelligence Community and DARPA. More
Dr. David K. Abe
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. David K. Abe joined DARPA in January 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include the generation of coherent electromagnetic radiation using electron beams, radio frequency (RF) directed energy devices and applications, electromagnetic coupling and effects on electronics, and high power millimeter-wave/sub-millimeter-wave devices for sensors and communications. More
Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Lori Adornato joined DARPA as a Program Manager in July 2017. Her interests include interpretation of organismal behavior and development of bio-inspired materials, as well as platforms and systems for marine sensing applications. More
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Joe Altepeter joined DARPA in the Defense Sciences Office in September 2019. His interests include quantum and quantum-inspired technologies, novel sensors and imaging systems, hyperspectral awareness, and the visualization of useful data from complex physical systems. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Gregory Avicola joined DARPA in May 2019 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. Areas of expertise include remote sensing (focus on maritime applications), undersea systems, and naval warfare. He is particularly interested in naval logistics, developing capabilities to exploit undersea mobility, improving both manned and unmanned undersea systems, and enabling undersea autonomous systems. More
Dr. Joshua Baron
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Joshua Baron joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in August 2017. His research interests include cryptography, privacy, and anonymity. More
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Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Thomas Beutner joined DARPA to serve as deputy director of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO) in January 2018. Prior to coming to the Agency, he served as the head of the Air Warfare and Weapons Science & Technology Department at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). In this role, Beutner was responsible for the Navy’s science and technology investment in aircraft, air, and surface weapons technology programs, and directed energy weapons research. He also served as the Navy’s representative on the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Reliance Air Platforms Panel. More
Acting Deputy Director, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Blake Bextine joined DARPA as a Program Manager in March 2016. He is interested in novel approaches to addressing issues facing agricultural biotechnology and biosecurity, including nucleic acid-based anti-pathogen/anti-pest strategies, insect and plant transformation strategies for rapid trait selection, and innovative approaches for altering insect behaviors. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Sergey Bratus joined DARPA as a program manager in January 2018. His research interests include computer security and intrusion analysis. More
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Director - Adaptive Capabilities Office (ACO), Director's Office
Mr. Thomas Browning is the director of the Adaptive Capabilities Office. In this role Browning is responsible for the management of several highly collaborative efforts to create new joint warfighting constructs and doctrine. More
Office Director, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. Valerie Browning was named director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in December 2017. Dr. Browning has more than 30 years of experience in managing and executing defense-related research and development. Prior to her most recent DARPA appointment, Dr. Browning worked as an independent consultant providing subject matter expertise and strategic planning support to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other government clients in the areas of advanced materials and alternative energy. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. Adam Bryant joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office in May 2019. His research interests include remote sensing systems and signal processing, physics-based modeling and simulation, and data analytics. More
Dr. John Burke
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. John Burke joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in August 2017. His research interests include the development of high-stability, low-noise sensors and frequency synthesis to enable new positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) and remote detection capabilities. He is particularly interested in integration of quantum and photonic sensors into form factors for practical use outside of a laboratory and new capabilities created by these devices. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun joined DARPA in June 2020 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). His areas of research and expertise include human-machine teaming, hypersonics, directed energy, flight test, and next-generation aerospace vehicle concepts. More
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Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Dr. William Carter is a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office. He was formerly the director of the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory at HRL Laboratories. He received his doctorate in applied physics from Harvard University in 1997 and has more than 15 years of experience managing government and industrial materials research programs. His background spans applied physics, materials science, and mechanics. More