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View of DARPA headquarter offices located at 3701 N. Fairfax Drive in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)

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    Complete freedom to innovate and access to resources to have large impact.


    While DARPA isn't like working for most of the Government, it is still working for the Government.

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Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1958
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Imagination is DARPA's greatest weapon. In 1958 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was established to prevent technological surprises like the Soviet's launch of Sputnik 1. Its original mission still applies, with the added goal of creating technological surprises for US enemies. DARPA promotes radical innovation for national security by funding research and development programs that will provide technological advances for the military. It has had a hand in the development of stealth aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and the Internet. The agency is the... More

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