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 for DARPA
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the central research and development organization for the
           United States Department of Defense; responsible for
           developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11 [syn:
           Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (org., USA)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  Advanced Research Projects Agency
  Defense Advanced Research Project Agency
      (DARPA, ARPA) An agency of the US Department of Defense
     responsible for the development of new technology for use by
     the military.  DARPA was established in 1958 in response to
     the Soviet launching of Sputnik, with the mission of keeping
     the US's military technology ahead of its enemies.  DARPA is
     independent from other more conventional military R&D and
     reports directly to senior DoD management.  DARPA has around
     240 personnel (about 140 technical) directly managing a $2
     billion budget.  These figures are "on average" since DARPA
     focusses on short (two to four-year) projects run by small,
     purpose-built teams.
     ARPA was its original name, then it was renamed DARPA (for
     Defense) in 1972, then back to ARPA [When?], and then,
     incredibly, back to DARPA again on 1996-03-11!
     ARPA was responsible for funding development of ARPANET
     (which grew into the Internet), as well as the Berkeley
     version of Unix and TCP/IP.
     History (/pub/misc/darpa).

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