Google Hires Another Big Name – Regina Dugan
Regina Dugan has been the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which performs on army technological innovation for the U.S. Department of Defense, for the last three years.
“Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future of technology to the military during her time at DARPA,” a spokesperson for Google told CNET. “She will be a real asset to Google, and we are thrilled she is joining the team.”
The news comes from a DARPA spokesman, who reports that Dugan felt she couldn’t refuse an offer from such an “innovative company.”She has proved herself at the organization on and off since 1996, and most lately has gotten its funds and options to endure on more realistic problems like obtaining army systems. What part she will perform at the search engines Google is mysterious, but it is probably at least partly security-related.
Dugan was initially a researcher and program manager, and ascended to director position in 2009. Although she has motivated advancement and some so-called “blue sky” porjects. she has also created initiatives to purchase what are, by DARPA requirements, much more based projects. She has a few patents of her own in various places of technological advancement and has released a publication on technological advancement thermodynamics.
According to Wired, Dugan is expected to wrap her work at DARPA within the next few weeks and Deputy director Kaigham “Ken” Gabriel will come on as acting chief until the DARPA hires a new director.