Skip to comments.Darpa director leaving the Pentagon for Google
Posted on 03/14/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by opentalk
One of the most top-secret Pentagon departments the same that spawned Americas 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 militarys most marvelous high tech accomplishments as director of Darpa, but the head of the DoDs 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 Americas Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, Regina Dugan is now walking away to join the ranks of Americas other innovative powerhouse. Dugan will be relinquishing her top roll at the Defense Departments 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.
...Thats 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 Pentagons 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 Dugans 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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Ummmm, conflict of interest.....
Uh...why is this story first reported in “Russia Today”?
So how does this ol'gal get around the law?
It’s all about the MOOOLA.
Yep. Google has plenty of it, and the Pentagon is about to see most of theirs yanked.
Google, where “Do No” in “Do No Evil” really means “Yes”
When Big Brother arrives he will be a fusion of Google and the DoD. We are close.
Sounds like she is running ahead of some serious conflict of interest charges. Google gets another criminal on board.