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Congress has played a vital role in DARPA's success over many years.
DARPA could not fulfill its mission of developing breakthrough technologies
for national security without consistent bipartisan support from Congress.
DARPA's congressional authorizers and appropriators sit on the Senate and
House Armed Services Committees and the Appropriations Committees.
Transcripts of testimony provided to these and other committees and
subcommittees appear below.
DARPA in 2014 created its Biological Technologies Office (BTO), which has enabled a new level of momentum for DARPA’s portfolio of innovative, biology-based programs. The impetus for creating this new office was the maturation of genetic technologies and bioinformatics, in conjunction with breakthroughs in neuroscience, immunology, and related biomedical fields.