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Darpa director leaving the Pentagon for Google
Russia Today ^ | March 12, 2012 | RT

Posted on 03/14/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by opentalk

One of the most top-secret Pentagon departments —the same that spawned America’s drones, military robots, electromagnetic guns and other sci-fi weaponry —is about to lose its top officer to Google.

Regina Dugan oversaw the development of some of the US military’s most marvelous high tech accomplishments as director of Darpa, but the head of the DoD’s research lab is parting ways with the Pentagon to take on a role with Google.

Not even three years after she took on the role as the first female director of the America’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, Regina Dugan is now walking away to join the ranks of America’s other innovative powerhouse. Dugan will be relinquishing her top roll at the Defense Department’s Darpa program and trading in the Potomac River for Silicon Valley, and says it is a natural decision to move somewhere where the possibilities seem endless. Apparently within the cogs of the war machine, there is only so much left to explore.

...That’s not to say, of course, that Dugan avoided trouble while with Darpa. She has been the subject of an investigation after awarding pricey contracts to a defense research company she partially owns, a deal which prompted the Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General to open a probe. Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan, a spokesperson for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, says that the change in command and ongoing investigation into Dugan’s RedX Defense company are unrelated, but aside that there is little known about her career change. On their part, a Google rep tells PC Mag, "Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future of technology to the military during her time at DARPA," adding, "She will be a real asset to Google, and we are thrilled she is joining the team."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; darpa; google; nsa; reginadugan

1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:43:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Ummmm, conflict of interest.....


2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:47:38 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Kindness will conquer evil)
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To: opentalk
Related referece link

NSA refuses to disclose its links with Google

3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Uh...why is this story first reported in “Russia Today”?


4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
More than a "conflict" ~ if a USPS "executive" leaves his job he cannot take a position with a "mailer" (or USPS contractor) for 2 years. He can't even provide counsel regarding the use of the mails for 2 years.

So how does this ol'gal get around the law?

5 posted on 03/14/2012 6:03:47 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: opentalk

It’s all about the MOOOLA.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 6:04:57 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Rappini

Yep. Google has plenty of it, and the Pentagon is about to see most of theirs yanked.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 6:11:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rappini
She is also under an ethics investigation, should fit in well at Google.
8 posted on 03/14/2012 6:20:18 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Google, where “Do No” in “Do No Evil” really means “Yes”


9 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:09 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: opentalk

When Big Brother arrives he will be a fusion of Google and the DoD. We are close.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: opentalk

Sounds like she is running ahead of some serious conflict of interest charges. Google gets another criminal on board.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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