posted on 02/17/2013 11:27:23 AM PST
One big secret they glossed over:
The head of DARPA is always a temporary position.
Yes, that does, as the article admits, give him or her a sense of urgency.
But the really important thing it does is prevent the organization from falling into a cultural rut.
posted on 02/17/2013 11:55:30 AM PST
by null and void
(Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
Lefties have taken over the Forbes website.
DARPA will seize your hi-tech patent/IP/trade secret “in the interest of national security” unless you have at least a million dollars in the bank and big bucks behind you. Read their fine print.
posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:08 PM PST
("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
posted on 02/17/2013 12:34:26 PM PST
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Lest we mis-remember, before DARPA was ARPA as in APRA-net.
posted on 02/17/2013 12:50:23 PM PST
I worked on a high risk DARPA project last year. We made so much progress that they cut our money for this year. They only fund high risk stuff. Once you eliminate the risk, the money goes away since they figure a private company will fund the rest. Very frustrating.
posted on 02/17/2013 1:30:53 PM PST
by Brooklyn Attitude
(Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
Back in the early 1960s ARPA (forerunner of DARPA) established two "counterinsurgency" research centers, one in Saigon and one in Bangkok. The basic idea for the centers was to take equipment that had received functional testing in the US and test it's suitability for use in Southeast Asia.
I served in the Bangkok center in 1962 - 1963. I was primarily an operations analyst, but I did a lot of testing of various kinds of electronic gear. It was an interesting and challenging assignment, not only professionally but personally, as it gave my family a chance to have an overseas tour. I did a lot of traveling "upcountry" in Thailand, and had some temporary duty in South Vietnam, where I conducted surveys of needed capabilities for electronic equipment.
posted on 02/17/2013 2:53:41 PM PST
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I thought this was going to be an article about Al Gore.
posted on 02/17/2013 5:53:14 PM PST
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posted on 04/14/2013 8:51:05 AM PDT
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