The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is rejuvenating and expanding its interest in a number of key areas in the maritime domain including manned and unmanned surface and undersea systems, vehicles, robotics and supporting technologies.  This renaissance includes developing new concepts and new approaches to unmanned undersea vehicle development.   VES personnel lead an engineering team, which devised the development plan for an innovative undersea vehicle and is providing support and oversight of the development process including technical support, strategic planning, transition planning, acquisition support and risk management.  Additionally, VES assisted DARPA leadership in developing an innovative new approach to solving a key maritime operational problem, aiding leadership in socializing the concept with key Navy decision makers.  As a result of that engagement, DARPA is moving forward with crucial investments in the development of these concepts.