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(DARPA), U.S. government agency administered by the Department of Defense (see Defense, United States Department of). It was established in 1958, in reaction to the previous year's successful launch of Sputnik by the USSR, as the
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DARPA

DARPA

(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) The U.S. military agency responsible for technology projects. Founded as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in 1958, it was renamed DARPA in 1972, then back to ARPA in 1993 and once again back to DARPA in 1996. DARPA is a small agency that assumes the role of "technological engine" for the Department of Defense and is involved in evaluating future systems. Over the years, DARPA has made major contributions to information technology. See ARPAnet.
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The program began in 1961 under William Godel, deputy director of DARPA, whose role in the early years is little understood and not well-documented in the agency's archives.
For program managers, DARPA Hard crystallizes the expectation that they will introduce new visions regularly and then act on those visions to catalyze radical change in their technical areas.
If these DARPA initiatives bear fruit in the coming years, who knows?
The mission that DARPA has created for PACC is "JIP: Just In time Power": the right power at the right place at the right time.
DARPA conducted classified military research, which kept Congress on a need-to-know basis.
Fields had been steering DARPA to fund dualuse technology programs--such as high-definition TV systems and advanced semiconductors--that could have commercial as well as military benefits.
I'm in good company this evening -- with Secretary Don Winter, representatives of the military and industry, and alumni of DARPA.
In each episode, a program manager from one of the Agencys six technical offices Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology will discuss in informal and personal terms why they are at DARPA and what they are up to.
Most such assertions, like those of Fuchs, cite a handful of historic technological developments to which DARPA contributed.
The DARPA Urban Challenge will feature autonomous ground vehicles executing simulated military supply missions safely and effectively in a mock urban area.
Managed by DARPA since October 2003, the program now will be run by a joint Air Force/Navy office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, supported by personnel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.