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The director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Steven Walker, today announced the appointment of Dr. Peter Highnam as deputy director of the Agency. Highnam, a former DARPA program manager, is expected to help advance critical research in several fields including artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity, and warfighter health.
The Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Mr. Michael Kratsios, today administered the oath of office to Dr. Victoria Coleman, who was recently appointed as the 22nd director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Coleman succeeds Dr. Steven Walker who left the agency in January 2019. Dr. Peter Highnam, who had been DARPA deputy director since January 2018, had been serving as acting director since Walker’s departure.
Dr. Peter Highnam is the deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). From January 2020 – September 2020, he served as the acting director for an interim period, and then resumed his duties as the deputy director. He initially joined DARPA as the deputy director in February 2018.