The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the appointment of Regina Dugan as the 19th director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Dugan has presented several papers at SPIE conferences, and served for two years as a chair of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing symposium conferences on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets.
DARPA is the principal agency within the DoD for research, development, and demonstration of concepts, devices, and systems that provide highly advanced military capabilities for the current and future combat force.
"Regina Dugan is precisely the dynamic leader DARPA needs to open new technology frontiers and transition revolutionary technologies to serve our nation's interests," said Zachary Lemnios, director, Defense Research and Engineering. "I am delighted she will be leading this agency and look forward to working closely with her."
Prior to this appointment, Dugan held several key positions in industry, most recently as president and chief executive officer of RedXDefense, LLC, which she co-founded in 2005, a company that develops defense against explosive threats. She has also served in senior executive positions in several additional companies in roles ranging from global sales and marketing to research and product development.
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