The New Guard: Arati Prabhakar
Arati PrabhakarDirector, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
For the first time, three major defense and intelligence agencies are headed by women. All three women have spent their careers in defense and intelligence and are accustomed to building, buying, and deploying expensive, high-end technology.
At the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon research-and-development organization that invented the Internet, Arati Prabhakar oversees a portfolio of beyond-cutting-edge projects in cyberwarfare, robotics, and prosthetics for wounded warriors.