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September 11, 2020: The Department of Defense has named Dr. Victoria Coleman as the new Director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Coleman replaces Acting Director Dr. Peter Highnam, who will return to his role as the Deputy Director. Dr. Coleman has over 30 years of experience, working in academia, the private sector and government. She has previously served as the founding Chair of DARPA’s Microsystems Exploratory Council, as well as being a member on the Defense Science Board. She also served as the Director for Security Initiatives at Intel, and has held other positions across the technology sector. Dr. Coleman completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Salford and earned her Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Manchester.