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Arati Prabhakar Named New DARPA Director

July 10th, 2012 / in policy / by Erwin Gianchandani

As our colleagues on CRA’s Policy Blog have just noted, it appears Arati Prabhakar has been named the next director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Quoting a memo to DARPA staff:

Arati Prabhakar [image courtesy SRI].Dr. Prabhakar has spent her career advancing technology in support of both national security and the private sector, from early research and development through production. Dr. Prabhakar served from 1986 to 1993 at DARPA, first as program manager and then as founding director of the Microelectronics Technology Office. In 1993, President Clinton appointed Dr. Prabhakar as the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she led the 3,000-person organization in its work with companies across multiple industries. Dr. Prabhakar’s Department of Defense and leadership experience, when coupled with her experience with technical communities in Silicon Valley and beyond, make her the ideal candidate to continue DARPA’s impressive track record of success.

Prabhakar — who will start on July 30th — takes over for Regina Dugan, who left DARPA back in March to take a position at Google.

Arati Prabhakar Named New DARPA Director

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