Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has discussed the agency’s goal to apply technology and research in an effort to address national security issues, DoD News reported Thursday.
Prabhakar made her remarks at DARPA’s three-day “Wait, What?” technology forum that kicked off Wednesday in St. Louis, Cheryl Pellerin writes.
“We also know that the way we make our contribution to national security — if we’re going to do our job of creating and driving technological surprise — only happens if we have a … wide-open embrace of research and technology, and that’s what this meeting is all about,” Prabhakar said.
The director also highlighted DARPA’s job to invest in early-stage technological platforms in an effort to provide capabilities for national security, according to the report.
“Our job is to take the risk that is part and parcel of reaching for huge impacts and to do that work to advance national security capabilities in big ways, in fundamental ways,” she added.