Two names have emerged in the search for the next director of the Pentagon’s premier research agency. Problem is, one of them has ties to Solyndra, the controversial solar energy firm that embroiled the White House in a scandal. And this isn’t exactly the time for another controversy at the top of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The Justice Department has cleared Google of wiretapping violations in connection to the company secretly intercepting Americans’ data on unencrypted Wi-Fi routers for two years ending in 2010, Google said. The development means that at least three government agencies — the FCC, Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department found Google committed no wrongdoing in the so-called Street View debacle.