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02/06/2013
Many things drive scientists and technologists from across multiple disciplines to join DARPA as program managers and technical office directors. The most common theme, however, is service to country. At DARPA, these visionaries are charged with creating and preventing technological surprise in support of U.S. national security. For Bradford Tousley, a former DARPA program manager who recently returned to DARPA to assume leadership of the Tactical Technology Office (TTO), service to country spans generations.
02/28/2013
Dr. Steven H. Walker, Deputy Director for DARPA, has received the 2013 Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Skunk Works Award from the Engineers’ Council.
03/19/2013
After decades of technical research and leadership experience as a university professor, small defense business owner and science and technology advisor to the Department of Defense, Nils R. Sandell Jr. is fulfilling a long held desire—joining DARPA. Sandell will lead DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office (STO) and accelerate innovation in assured access, ISR, communications, navigation, electronic warfare and other areas focused on shaping the environment.
03/26/2015
DARPA today released Breakthrough Technologies for National Security, a biennial report summarizing the Agency’s historical mission, current and evolving focus areas and recent transitions of DARPA-developed technologies to the military Services and other sectors. The report’s release coincided with testimony by DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar before the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, at a hearing entitled “Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2016 Science and Technology Programs: Laying the Groundwork to Maintain Technological Superiority.”
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Mr. Dale Waters is the director of the Adaptive Execution Office. He is responsible for facilitating the transition of DARPA programs by establishing and executing a framework for transition that can be applied across the agency. Mr. Waters leads AEO by providing a corporate resource to assist DARPA program managers throughout their tenure. This assistance takes the form of introductions to war fighters, new concept development and refinement, transition planning, end-user demonstrations and field trials, in addition to operational evaluations. Mr. Waters also plays a leading role in transitioning technology to the U.S. Air Force and assisting with end-user quick response requirements.