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Inside DARPA: the world’s most powerful military wonk

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National security has kept research and key documents safely guarded from the public for decades. Naturally, this has raised questions and concerns.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, is America’s top-secret military research agency. It was created in the late 1950s to develop breakthrough technologies for national security. Its $3 million annual budget and exemption from standard bureaucratic regulations allows DARPA to hire only the most qualified individuals to research and develop sophisticated technologies exclusively for military use.

New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen goes behind the curtains of DARPA to reveal how the most powerful military science agency in the world works.

EVENT INFO:  Annie Jacobsen will be talking about her new book, “The Pentagon’s Brain” tonight, October 6, at 7:00pm at Vroman’s in Pasadena. Click here for more info.


Annie Jacobsen, journalist and authors of a number of books, including “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base” (Little Brown, 2011) and her newest, “The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency.” (Little Brown, 2015)