The episode illuminates the fact that there existed at least two DARPAs
with little in common: the "strategic" DARPA
, pursuing missile defense and nuclear test detection; and the "operational" DARPA
, in which programs such as Agile attempted to bring technology into a combat zone.
While other organizations may not be reaching as far out as DARPA
, this kind of visionary thinking is what drives radical innovation, and the culture change often needed to support it.
Teams were required to provide DARPA
with more detailed information about their entries, including a vehicle specification sheet and a video demonstration of the vehicle in action.
contracts were awarded by competent technical experts on a merit basis without much political consideration.
Raymond Colladay, a former DARPA
director who now is a vice president in Martin Marietta's Littleton, CO, office, told R&D that Fields "took too high a profile" as far as some people were concerned.
In any case, I've always had great respect for DARPA
and its people, and I've been closely interested in your mission.
The goal of Voices from DARPA
is to share with listeners some of the institutional know-how, vision, process, and history that together make the secret sauce DARPA
has been adding to the nations innovation ecosystem for nearly 60 years.
was just one of several federal agencies and several research-support paradigms that made a difference.
, the agency that spurred the development of the F-117A stealth fighter, has been working with The Boeing Co.
It's also a long way from the DARPA
timekeeping goal of erring by less than 1 microsecond per day.
Latest Grant Comes 20 Years After DARPA
Grant Founded SGI
On August 2nd, the International Herald Tribune lifted the veil off Big Brother by reporting that DARPA
granted Visionics a $2 million contract last November as part of the agency's "Human ID at a Distance Program.