Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

http://www.darpa.mil/


This is the Modern Mother of Inventions and Innovations...

DARPA, for instance, created the First Internet anywhere, back around 1970 (?)

as a Military-Only Internet... and then it took off... to go public and change our world...

They are the reason we have an Internet now, THE Internet...

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/History_of_the_Internet

They hire some of the foremost creative inventors and innovators to Protect Our National Security

and to Create New Ways for Government, Industry, and Society to adapt in our ever-changing world.

It used to be for "Engineers Only", but they have come to realize that the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

and teenagers !) are critical aspects also, of National Security and our Planetary Survival...

So now they recruit "The Best and the Brightest" from all different fields of study...

They are the New DARPA... you will be amazed at what kinds of research and development (R & D) they are doing...

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/DARPA