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Brian Pierce: DARPA I2O Programs Seek Innovation Through Info Ecosystem

DARPABrian Pierce, deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s information innovation office, has told Federal Times in an interview posted Friday that I2O supports the DARPA mission through its focus on the information ecosystem.

Pierce told the publication I2O programs such as data analytics, open source software and cybersecurity support initiatives to empower humans and enhance their knowledge.

Pierce added he agency aims to pursue programs that are also new to the commercial sector by building awareness and refocusing on defense applications.

“A DARPA program can fall short — we allow that fail — but our whole premise is that if we are successful, there is this tremendous payoff,” he said.

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