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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions.


The Program Manager Experience
Are you a scientist or engineer with a radical idea (or ideas) that you believe could provide disruptive change for the United States military? Find out more...
Program Managers tell what it's like to work at DARPA


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DARPATech 2007- presentations given at the conference held August 7-9, 2007, in Anaheim, California, are now posted. The next DARPATech will be held in August 2010

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DARPA celebrated its 50th Anniversary as a Defense Agency on April 10, 2008. Click here for a recap of what happened at this once in a lifetime event.

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Results from the Urban Challenge, DARPA's autonomous vehicle race through traffic are available here.

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The list of recipients who have been awarded a coin by the DARPA Director is available in the DARPA Coin Log.

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DARPA contractors, click Technical Information Office for information on how to submit a request for approval for public release. 

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New- DARPA visitors, click here for visitor guidelines.

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Presentations from past DARPA symposia and conferences, click here.

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Do you have an idea that you are passionate about? Something you can't do at your current job? Consider joining the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). We embrace high-risk, high-payoff ideas that lead to new capabilities for the U.S. men and women in uniform. This is one of the reasons DARPA is such a unique place to work. You can learn more about DARPA, our culture and our people throughout our site. Find out more about joining DARPA here.

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If you are a former DARPA employee, please make sure that your current mailing address is on file at DARPA. Send an e-mail to: Admin-Support-Center@darpa.mil, or call (703) 526-6629 to provide your current address.



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