What are some of the critical technologies and devices you use everyday? If you are reading this blog, the Internet, smartphones, and computers are probably on your top of the list. Did you know that the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is behind the creation, development, or advancement of those groundbreaking technologies that we use daily in our modern digital world? Since its inception in 1958, DARPA has contributed to sensors, the Global Positioning System (GPS) and navigation, semiconductor components in smartphones, surveillance, radar, x-rays, artificial intelligence, night vision goggles, just to name a few.
On Tuesday, November 19th, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) hosted another Titans Breakfast featuring Doctor Arati Prabhakar, Director of DARPA, to talk about Breakthrough Technologies for National Security. In addition to her current role, Prabhakar was appointed as the head of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the age of 34. She also held executive management positions in the private sector before she returned to DARPA, where she started her career. More »