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DARPA Leadership

DARPA director, deputy director, and office directors and deputy directors

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Deputy Director
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.
Office Director
Dr. Timothy Grayson is the director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO) at DARPA. In this role, he leads the office in development of breakthrough technologies to enable warfighters to field, operate, and adapt distributed, joint, multi-domain combat capabilities at continuous speed. These technologies include sensing, communications, and electronic warfare technology and the supporting tools and decision aids needed to compose, integrate, and operate complex combat architectures.
Office Director
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.
Special Assistant to the Director
Dr. William Chappell serves as special assistant to the DARPA director for electronics and 5G since April 2019. Prior to this role, he served as the director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). Serving in this position since June 2014, Chappell focused the office on three key thrusts important to national security. These thrusts included ensuring unfettered use of the electromagnetic spectrum, building an alternative business model for acquiring advanced DoD electronics that feature built-in trust, and developing circuit architectures for next-generation machine learning.
Deputy Director
Ms. Khine Latt re-joined DARPA as the deputy director of the Strategic Technology Office (STO) in May 2018. Prior to Ms. Latt's return to STO, she served as the executive director and director of Analysis in the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), where she was responsible for analysis and assessment of future concepts, systems, and capabilities being developed and demonstrated across SCO. From November 2013 to November 2016, Ms. Latt was deputy director of STO, with an office portfolio encompassing distributed systems of systems, intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), communications and networking, battle management/command and control, and positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) in air, maritime, undersea, and space domains.