Aaron Kofford Senior Advisor, Commercial Strategy DARPA


Mr. Aaron Kofford is a technology innovator focused on national security. He has created, developed, and fielded large scale technology efforts in many challenging fields including artificial intelligence, ocean acoustics, submarine warfare, electronic warfare, autonomy, large-scale distributed systems, advanced tactical networking, military deception, and space launch systems.

Kofford joined DARPA's commercial strategy team in February of 2024 to work with industry, government, small businesses and invetors to more rapidly adopt DARPA technology. Aaron comes to commercial strategy from DARPA's Strategic Technology Office (STO) where he served as a program manager since 2019.

Prior to comming to DARPA, Aaron worked problems for NASA, the Intelligence Community and other DoD agencies.

Aaron earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Colorado School of Mines.