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New Program Managers

DARPA program managers address national security challenges from every possible technology angle and recognize that success comes from attracting the help of scientists and engineers across many different disciplines—in academia, government labs, and companies large and small. Featured here are program managers who have arrived at the Agency within the past six months. They bring with them fresh ideas and priorities, and a sense of urgency to take advantage of their positions at DARPA to catalyze the creation of truly radical technologies. We encourage you to reach out to them as they develop their portfolios of new DARPA programs to share research proposals that reflect your dreams of new capabilities and technologies.

Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Mr. Logan Harr joined DARPA as a program manager in October 2017. His research interests include cyberspace operations. More
| Cyber | Systems |
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Major C. David Lewis joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in January 2018. Trained as an officer and physicist, Maj. Lewis is interested in applying the forefront of fundamental physics in unique ways to DoD challenges using the disciplines of quantum mechanics, space and plasmas, and gravitational physics. More
Program Manager, Information Innovation Office
Dr. Sergey Bratus joined DARPA as a program manager in January 2018. His research interests include computer security and intrusion analysis. More
| Cyber | Systems |
Dr. Whitney Mason
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office
Dr. Whitney Mason joined DARPA as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) in November 2017. Her research interests are in imaging sensors that provide multi-function capability. More
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office
Jiangying Zhou joined DARPA as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office (STO) in January, 2018. Her areas of research include machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) exploitation technologies. More
| AI | ISR | Processing |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Dr. Andrew Nuss joined DARPA in November 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include unmanned maritime systems, robotic naval systems, advanced maritime architectures and their rapid fielding, and novel approaches to increase platform survivability. More
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Alexander Walan joined DARPA in September 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include technology development and demonstration of advanced aircraft technologies with particular focus on rapid design, prototyping, and flight demonstration. More
| Air | Maritime |
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office
Mr. Paul “Rusty” Thomas joined DARPA in September 2017 as a program manager in the Tactical Technology Office. His current focus areas include increasing the resilience, global reach, and networked connectivity of U.S. space assets. Areas of technical interest and expertise include disruptive low-cost space and launch systems, autonomous mission authority for satellite fleets, persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and software-defined holographic light control. More
| Space |