Stefanie Tompkins Appointed New DARPA Director
Regarding her appointment, Tompkins said: “I am honored and thrilled to return to DARPA, where breakthrough technologies are a near-daily occurrence. Such breakthroughs could not be more consequential for our national security, economic competitiveness, and our personal lives.”
Recently, the agency has increased its focus on areas of importance to the ASME community, including expanding its artificial intelligence research portfolio and its work in robotics and manufacturing. ASME has long supported the ongoing scientific and engineering research performed by DARPA and looks forward to working with the agency under Tompkins’s direction.