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Anita K. Jones, Ph,D. is an American computer scientist who has played an important role in the design and construction of programmed systems. She's on the board of trustees of In-Q-Tel as well the board of directors for BBN Technologies, and thus likely to be involved in the perpetuation of Metal Gear methodology.
Anita Jones retired from the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science in January 2010.
Her areas of interest include distributed systems, high performance systems, computer simulation, intrusion detection, survivable information systems, protection and security, and national science and engineering policy.
She co-founded Tartan Laboratories, a independent provider of software tools for developers of digital signal processing (DSP) applications with her husband, William Wulf. Tartan Laboraties was subsequently purchased by Texas Instruments in 1996.
In 1988 she joined University of Virginia as a Professor and the Chair of the Computer Science Department. From 1993-1997 she served at the U.S. Department of Defense where, as Director of Defense Research and Engineering, she oversaw the department's science and technology program, research laboratories, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agancy http://www.darpa.mil/). http://www.cs.virginia.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?member=jones
She serves as a member of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Corporation http://www.draper.com/index.html,and on the National Research Council Advisory Council for Policy and Global Affairs.