Google hires DARPA Director Regina Dugan

"Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future of technology to the military during her time at DARPA," a spokesperson for Google told CNET. "She will be a real asset to Google, and we are thrilled she is joining the team."

Although Google confirmed Dugan's hire, it is not yet commenting on her specific role at the company. According to Wired, DARPA spokesman Eric Mazzacone said that Dugan was "offered and accepted a senior executive position" with the Web giant and that she felt she couldn't say no to such an "innovative company."