Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Address3701 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1714
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the US Department of Defense (DoD) agency charged with seeking breakthrough concepts and technologies with broad applicability against threats to national security. DARPA’s Biological Warfare (BW) Defense Program is intended to complement the DoD CBRN Defense Program by anticipating threats and developing novel defenses against them. DARPA has approximately 250 personnel.
DARPA invests primarily in the early technology development phases of programs and the demonstration of prototype systems. The DARPA Biological Warfare Defense Program works to avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts by coordinating with the services and other agencies, including the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for CBD and DTRA Chemical & Biological Technologies Directorate (DTRA-CB). DARPA also participates in the BW Seniors Group, which provides government coordination outside of DoD and works closely with the military services to ensure that technologies are effectively transitioned into the hands of the user community.