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DARPA’s Dan Kaufman Named Deputy Director of Google’s Mobile R&D Unit

GoogleDan Kaufman, director of the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed deputy director of Google’s advanced technology and projects business, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.

Greg Otto writes Kaufman will assume his responsibilities at Google June 12 and will work with Regina Dugan, former DARPA director who is now ATAP’s senior vice president, to conduct research and develop mobile devices and services.

Brian Pierce will succeed Kaufman as director of the agency’s innovation arm, according to the report.

Otto noted that Kaufman was instrumental in the development of a DARPA-built search engine, dubbed Memex, which screens the dark web for illegal online activity.

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