RedXDefense’s Regina Dugan to head up DARPA

Explosives detection solutions developer RedXDefense announced Thursday that President and CEO Dr. Regina Dugan has been appointed as the new director of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

According to a statement issued by the company, retired U.S. Army Lt. General Keith Kellogg will succeed Dugan as CEO effective July 6. Kellogg served two tours of duty in Vietnam and also served as the 82nd Airborne Division’s chief of staff during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

RedXDefense’s current COO Tom McVeigh will also assume the position of president and have expanded responsibilities for the company’s daily operations.

“In selecting Regina Dugan, (Defense) Secretary Gates has chosen the most outstanding person to be the director of DARPA. Dugan has the intellect, experience, and leadership skills to provide the best in advanced and valued technologies to the Department of Defense,” General Jack Keane, U.S. Army (Ret.) and senior partner at SCP Partners said. “Keith Kellogg brings to RedX 35 plus years of extraordinary success in the military and business community.”