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Arati Prabhakar Appointed as Head of a Top U.S. Defense Agency
Arati Prabhakar, a New Delhi born Indian American was appointed as the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) by the Obama administration .It is an agency of the United States Department of Defense which works towards the development of new technology for use by the military.
It’s not the first time Arati is going to work with DARPA ; she has served the agency for seven years (from 1986 to 1993) and was also behind the founding of DARPA's Microelectronics Technology Office. In the year 1993, President Clinton appointed her as the director of the 3000 person US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
She is the first Indian-American chief of DARPA, one of the most important agencies of Pentagon (Department of Defense).
Arati received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology.
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