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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.

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DARPA will be exhibiting various life science programs and technologies at the upcoming Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Conference in June 2003. For a detailed schedule of programs and technologies that will be presented at the DARPA booth click here.

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DARPA intends to conduct a race of autonomous ground vehicles from the vicinity of Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 2004. The purpose of the race is to encourage the accelerated development of autonomous vehicle technologies that could be applied to military requirements. Click here.

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DARPA Tech 2004: The next DARPA Technical Symposium (DARPA Tech 2004) will be held in conjunction with the DARPA Grand Challenge in Anaheim, California, March 8-12, 2004. Watch this site for additional news and particulars.

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DARPA’s Strategic Plan is now available. (February 2003)

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Presentations from the 23rd DARPA Systems and Technology Symposium, held July 29-August 2, 2002 are now available.

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DARPA has been granted Experimental Personnel Hiring Authority for eminent scientists and engineers from outside government service to term appointments with our agency. This authority significantly streamlines and accelerates the hiring process. For additional information regarding this program, and for further employment opportunities at DARPA, please refer to DARPA Human Resources.

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If you are an ex-DARPA employee, please make sure that your current mailing address is on file at DARPA. Send an e-mail to:, or call (703) 526-6629 to provide your current address.

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Previous DARPA-sponsored conferences.


Last Updated: June 9, 2003

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