DARPA Colonel to Discuss 21st-Century Warfare
LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2011 – U.S. Army Col. Joseph Buche of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA – will address cadets of the Virginia Military Institute Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:45 p.m. The talk, which is open to the public and free of charge, will take place in Scott Shipp Hall Room 502.
In the talk, “Twenty-first Century Warfare: The Systems We May Have and the Challenges We Will Likely Face,” Buche will give a historical overview of DARPA and describe some DARPA research initiatives to help the U.S. military prepare for warfare in the coming decades.
DARPA is the primary innovations engine for the Department of Defense. It was established in 1958 to prevent strategic surprise and to help assure technological superiority of the U.S. military. DARPA’s scientific investigations span the gamut from laboratory efforts to the creation of full-scale technology demonstrations in such fields as biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, and neurosciences.
The talk is sponsored by the VMI’s National Security Program and Department of International Studies.