Stephen Lukasik, 88, Who Pushed Tech in National Defense, Is Dead
Posted on 10/23/19
Stephen Lukasik, a physicist who oversaw crucial work on national security and computer networking as director of the Defense Department’s research division in the late 1960s and early ’70s, died on Thursday at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 88. The cause was respiratory failure, his wife, Virginia, said.
Dr. Lukasik (pronounced loo-KAY-sik) spent eight years at the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as ARPA, a period when great strides were made in detecting and controlling weapons of mass destruction — particularly nuclear devices — as well as in computer networking and artificial intelligence.Read More »