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DARPA Leadership

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

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Office Director
Dr. Mark Rosker became director of DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in April 2019. Prior to this, he was deputy director of Defense Sciences Office (DSO) beginning in April 2018.
Office Director
Dr. Michael Leahy joined DARPA as director of the agency’s Tactical Technology Office in May 2019, marking his return to the agency, where he previously led the DARPA/U.S. Air Force Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Program (X-45A) from conception through first flight.
ACTING DIRECTOR, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
Dr. Peter Highnam is the acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prior to this assignment, he was the deputy director at DARPA from February 2018 – January 2020.
Chief of Staff, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Ralph Sandfry provides strategic and management support to the DARPA Director and Deputy Director. He assesses the technical merits and risks of proposed and current projects and provides advice on technology strategies. He also guides, supervises and coordinates the Agency’s planning and operations.
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.