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Victoria Coleman Takes Oath as DARPA Director

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman, formerly senior adviser for microelectronics technology policy to the director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, Berkeley, has formally assumed the role of director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Coleman has succeeded Steven Walker, who vacated his post in 2019. 

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Steven Walker Steps Down as DARPA Director

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a 2019 Wash100 winner, has resigned from his post in a move that will take effect on Jan. 10, Defense News reported Tuesday. Peter Highman, the deputy director of DARPA, will serve as the agency’s director on an acting basis until a full-time official has been selected.

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DARPA on Schedule for Hypersonic Vehicle Launches This Year

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is preparing to launch two prototype hypersonic vehicles by the end of 2019, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. Steven Walker, DARPA director and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, told reporters that both Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept and Tactical Boost Glide programs are progressing on schedule.

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Mike Leahy to Lead DARPA’s Tactical Tech Office

Mike Leahy, a former executive at Northrop Grumman, will serve as head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. DARPA Director and a 2019 Wash100 winner Steven Walker told the publication on Wednesday that Leahy will join the agency in late May to succeed Fred Kennedy, who was recently named head of the Department of Defense’s space development agency.

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Steven Walker Discusses DARPA’s Acquisition Proces

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday about DARPA’s use of other transaction authorities in its artificial intelligence program. Walker, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said DARPA plans to continue using OTAs in other technology initiatives to speed up the acquisition process.

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Steven Walker: DARPA Developing Cyber Deterrence, Hypersonics, AI Programs

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s programs at the Defense Programs Conference, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. Walker said some of the capabilities that DARPA works on to defend the country from existential threats and near-peer adversaries include cyber deterrence, tactical-boost guide program and hypersonic weapons. 

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Investment Priorities

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said that his investment priorities for DARPA are aligned with President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy and Defense Secretary James Mattis’ National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Walker, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told House Armed Services Committee members at …

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DARPA Appoints Steven Walker Full-Time Director

Steven Walker, formerly deputy director and acting director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed to lead DARPA on a full-time basis. He succeeds Arati Prabhakar, who left DARPA in January and now serves as a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the …

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Cybersecurity Research Goals

Steven Walker, acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined DARPA’s plans to protect U.S. networks against cyber attacks at the 2017 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, DoD News reported Wednesday. Walker said DARPA’s security research goals are focused on efforts …

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