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Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Tristan McClure-Begley joined DARPA as a Program Manager in October 2017. His scientific pursuits at the agency involve novel chemical biology approaches to treating disease and injury, and developing methods to accelerate and protect learning and executive functions. More
Program Analyst, Defense Sciences Office
Ms. Karen McMullen has been with DARPA since 1987. She has served as a program/financial analyst for a variety of major DARPA technical offices, including: Advanced Systems, Tactical Technology, Information Awareness, Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems, Special Projects and Strategic Technology.McMullen joined DSO as the program analyst in 2014. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. John-Francis Mergen joined DARPA as a program manager in January 2020 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cybersecurity. More
| Cyber |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Andrew Nuss joined DARPA in November 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include unmanned maritime systems, robotic naval systems, advanced maritime architectures and their rapid fielding, and novel approaches to increase platform survivability. More
Boyan Onyshkevych
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Boyan Onyshkevych joined I2O as a program manager in 2013. His research interests include human language technologies and knowledge-based systems applied to the areas of information extraction, language understanding and semantic computing. More
Deputy Director, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Dev Palmer was named Deputy Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in April 2020. Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Technologist at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, where he directed the independent research and development program and worked with the senior leadership team to define and execute technology strategy. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Joseph Parrish joined DARPA in April 2018 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include spaceflight hardware development, robotic systems, and on-orbit satellite servicing. More
| Space |
Program Analyst, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Joshua Parsons joined DARPA in 2018 and is the Program Analyst for the Tactical Technology Office. Prior to joining DARPA he served at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as the Chief of Plans, Budget and Execution for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) followed by becoming the portfolio manager of budget and space acquisition policy for the National Intelligence Manager for Space and Technical Intelligence. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Dr. John S. Paschkewitz joined DARPA as a program manager in 2015. He is interested in accelerating adaptability, improving strategic decision making, and creating competitive advantages in dynamic, complex and uncertain environments with system architectures that enable flexibility and leverage machine intelligence. More
Mr. Tejas Patel
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Tejas Patel joined DARPA as a program manager in August 2019 to develop, execute, and transition programs in cyberspace operations and other defense mission areas. More
Dr. Ken Plaks
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Ken Plaks joined DARPA in January 2015 as a program manager. His research interests include stealth aircraft, electronic warfare, weapons research and cybersecurity. More
| Cyber | EW | Materials |
Dr. Ronald Polcawich
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Ronald Polcawich joined DARPA as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in August 2017. His research interests include advanced materials processing, micromechanics for small-scale robotics, device designs, and miniaturized position, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems. More
Mr. Keith Rebello
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Mr. Keith Rebello joined DARPA in October 2018 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include materials, devices, and architectures for artificial intelligence, space, and cyber operations. More
Dr. Raymond Richards
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Raymond “Ray” Richards joined DARPA in January 2016. His research interests focus on high assurance software and systems. More
| Cyber | Formal | Trust |
Office Director , Biological Technologies Office
Dr. Brad Ringeisen was named Office Director of BTO in June 2019. He joined DARPA as the deputy director of BTO in December 2016. More
Dr. Jennifer Roberts
Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Jennifer Roberts was named Deputy Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) in November 2019, after serving as a program manager in I2O since 2015. Roberts works with I2O program managers in the development of programs, technologies, and capabilities to ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies, and coordinates this work across the Department of Defense and U.S. government. While serving as a program manager role, her principal research interests included scalable analytics and machine learning algorithms that yield insights to human users across multiple military missions and applications. More