DARPA To Review Impact Of Globalization On U.S. Industry

By Richard McCormack
(Manufacturing News)

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is exploring how it can once again become a driving force in the U.S. economy. Under new leadership, the agency has announced plans to host an “Industry Summit” that will explore “globalization and its impact on U.S. industry.”

The event will be hosted by DARPA director Regina Dugan on January 26 and 27, 2010, and will include chief executives from U.S. industry who will “gather with the director, deputy director, office directors and program managers for an open and interactive dialogue to discuss how globalization is impacting U.S. industry, and consequently, our country’s national security.”

DARPA will keep the meeting intimate by hosting two one-day summits on the topic. “Each summit will have an identical agenda,” says the agency. Registration will be on a first-come basis and is limited to those who hold positions such as CEO, COO and CTO. “Cutting-edge technological advances and radical innovations do not happen in a vacuum,” says DARPA. “They require strong partnerships, an open exchange of ideas and intense collaboration.”

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To sign up, go to: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=DARP12E&OID=50. The conference coordinator is Barbara Smith (ctr@darpa.mil), 703-276-2237).

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***Posted January 10th, 2010

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