DARPA director leaving

Regina Dugan, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is leaving to take a senior executive position at Google, according to an exclusive report on March 12 in Wired magazine's Danger Room blog.

A DARPA spokesman confirmed the move, according to the report.

Dugan became DARPA’s director in July 2009. Her role in DARPA contracts awarded to RedX Defense, a firm she co-founded, recently came under question, according to news reports. However, her spokesman told Danger Room that discussion had no impact on her decision to leave.

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