In a recent confirmation of reports that Regina Dugan - the director of Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - has been hired by Google, the Internet search giant said in a released statement that one of Pentagon's most tech-forward leaders was indeed heading to a new job at the company.
Despite the fact that Google has yet to disclose the role which Dugan will take on at the company, it did mention in the statement that that the company was "thrilled" that Dugan was "joining the team" at Google.
Describing Dugan as a "technical pioneer" who could be credited for bringing on the future of technology to the military during her three-year stint at DARPA, the Internet search biggies further said in the statement that "she will be a real asset to Google."
With Dugan having been specifically focused on innovation and technology development, as well as cybersecurity, counterterrorism and defense, during her terms at DARPA, it is quite apparent that the newest Google executive comes with a profound understanding of cybersecurity, innovation and technology advancements.
About the role that Dugan is likely to assume at Google, a recent Wired report has revealed - citing DARPA spokesman Eric Mazzacone - that the Internet search company had offered her "a senior executive position" which she had "accepted" because she could not say no as "innovative" a company as Google!