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The DARPA Model for Transformative Technologies: Perspectives on the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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The editors are grateful to the authors who have contributed to this volume, and to the publications that originally published their articles and which have agreed to have them reprinted in this volume; each is acknowledged at the outset of each chapter.

Second, the editors wish to thank Peter L. Singer who provided great assistance in compiling this volume.

Third, the editors acknowledge and thank colleagues in Japan. This book is in part based on a briefing book prepared for a workshop at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo on 25 February 2014. This workshop focused on lessons to be learned from the DARPA model as Japanese officials considered the structure of a DARPA variant. The authors particularly wish to thank Professor Atsushi Sunami, who organized that event. Several of the American authors of this book, including all three editors, participated in the workshop.

The editors also wish to thank the many colleagues and current and former DARPA officials who have provided valuable insights into how DARPA works. They also thank ARPA-E and IARPA former officials for their insights.

The editors thank their families for their support and patience as their various studies of DARPA were ongoing. Finally, Patrick Windham wants to particularly thank his spouse, Dr. Arati Prabhakar. In the interest of full disclosure, the editors want to note that Dr. Prabhakar served as the Director of DARPA from July 2012 to January 2017. However, Dr. Prabhakar was not involved in the creation of this book and the viewpoints expressed here should not be construed as representing her views or those of DARPA.