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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.
04/06/2020
The United States confronts a potential national security threat each time a new outbreak of infectious disease occurs anywhere in the world. Our military must be able to deploy safely to wherever they are required to operate. The disease threats seen abroad can also impact the civilian population. The nationwide spread of H1N1 flu in 2009, of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Indiana in 2013, and the presence of Ebola in Texas in 2014 are recent reminders of this reality. As the current COVID-19 pandemic shows, an unwarned highly contagious virus can rapidly overwhelm medical systems worldwide.