Ms. Prabhaka seems like an outstanding 'student.' She went to school, apprarently did very well, and then was very successful in politics. Where's the engineering?
Great, but we're talking about DARPA here, shouldn't we have an experienced 'engineer' in charge of deciding where the tax-payer's R&D defence dollars go?
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