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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a venture capital firm and the central research and development organization for the US Department of Defense focusing on companies within the artificial Intelligence, information technology, and national security sectors

DARPA is a venture capital firm and is the central research and development organization for the US Department of Defense. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States, it focuses on companies within the artificial Intelligence, information technology, and national security sectors. It usually issues funds for grants and Series A Rounds. Its portfolio companies include GRYFN, Xanadu, Cogito Corporation, Voyant Photonics, Ayar Labs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Vector Launch, Paradromics, Synchron and Gamalon.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency lists their mission as making pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. As part of this, they work to find transformational change instead of incremental advances. They work with academic, corporate and governmental partners with a focus on the United States military services.

DARPA comprises approximately 220 government employees in six technical offices, including near 100 program managers overseeing 250 research and development programs.

Known before as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the agency was created in February 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in response to the Soviet launching of Sputnik 1 in 1957.

As of 2020, Dr. Victoria Coleman serves as the 22nd director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the highest office in the department.

Timeline

1958
Founded

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brian M. Pierce

Deputy Director

Daniel Wattendorf

Program Manager

David Gunning

Program Manager

Peter Highnam

Deputy Director

Stefanie Tompkins

Acting Deputy Director

Steven H. Walker

Director

Tim Grayson

Director / Strategic Technology Office

Timothy Chung

Program Manager

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
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GRYFN

Ayar Labs

Cogito Corporation

Gamalon

Paradromics

Synchron

Vector Launch

Voyant Photonics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Xanadu

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
April 27, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- INOVIO (NASDAQ: INO) announced today that first quarter 2021 financial results will be released after the market close on May 10, 2021....
April 15, 2021
BioSpace
INOVIO's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, INO-4800, Provides Broad Cross-reactive Immune Responses In Humans Against Variants of Concern - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace
March 2, 2021
WebWire
, , , , • Mobile platform intended to produce -1,000s of ready-to-use doses at the site of need in under 3 days , , • Project leverages GE's expertise regarding synthetic method for producing industrial amounts of DNA , , • GE's DNA-based approach could be compatible with new, recently approved RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines , , , , , , Aiming to enable vaccine production on-demand, anywhere in the world in just days, GE Research and a multi-disciplinary team that includes the Broad Institute,...
INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
February 24, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) and INOVIO Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) today announced an extension of their partnership...
Prime Movers Lab
February 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Prime Movers Lab - an investor in breakthrough scientific startups that will revolutionize the world's most important industries and transform...
Amy Nordrum
November 19, 2020
MIT Technology Review
If every public investment paid off it would only prove we're not aiming high enough.
September 2, 2020
WebWire
The National Institutes of Health today announced $129.3 million in scale-up and manufacturing support for a new set of COVID-19 testing technologies as part of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative. NIH is awarding contracts to nine companies for technologies that include portable point-of-care tests for immediate results and high-throughput laboratories that can return results within 24 hours. These tests add to initial awards made to seven companies on July 31, 2020...
David M. Halbfinger
May 7, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The country has engaged defense contractors, doctors, engineers, scientists -- and most of the senses -- in its battle against the coronavirus.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
February 24, 2020
Mail Online
The Pentagon has given Lockheed Martin a $12.3 million contract to start the first phase of the Manta Ray program that will design a new class of unmanned underwater vehicles.

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