Lukasik discusses his tenure at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), later the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The interview focuses on the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) of ARPA. Topics include: the work of Eb Rechtin, the development of computer networks and the ARPANET, artificial intelligence research, the recruitment of IPTO directors, the effect of the Mansfield amendment--which specified research should be relevant to the military--on IPTO and ARPA funding, the grant process, and the development of ILLIAC. Lukasik concludes the interview with a discussion of the name change from ARPA to DARPA.
Stephen Lukasik, OH 232. Oral history interview by Judy E. O'Neill, 17 October 1991, Redondo Beach, California. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107446
Transcript, 36 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/96134
Oral history interview with Stephen Lukasik.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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