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Information technology (IT) is a key enabler for the Defense Department (DoD) and has been a focus area for DARPA since its founding in 1958. DARPA’s contributions to modern IT are well-known—perhaps most notably, DARPA is generally credited with developing and prototyping the technology for what is now known as the Internet. But while the DoD currently enjoys IT superiority, that superiority cannot be taken for granted.
Division Chief: U.S. Navy & STRATCOM
Commander James “Sleestak” Reeve is the Division Chief for the U.S. Navy and STRATCOM in the Adaptive Execution Office. In this capacity, CDR Reeve works with DARPA and the Services to evaluate transition paths for DARPA technologies while identifying capability gaps related to specific technology/research and development objectives. He also manages and tracks DARPA technological efforts of interest to DoD users across the Naval (Air/Space/Cyber) and STRATCOM mission sets. As DARPA’s co-lead for the Technology Development Working Group, he works to ensure synergy between DARPA, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy special access programs. Additionally, CDR Reeve manages DARPA's Service Chiefs Fellows Program.