Oral history interview with Robert E. Kahn

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Oral history interview with Robert E. Kahn

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Charles Babbage Institute


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Kahn briefly discusses his educational background and involvement with the development of ARPANET before focusing on the operations of the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Kahn describes the development of computer networks with DARPA support and explains the process of contracting research at DARPA as well as the creation of DARPA budgets in detail. In this context he discusses the work of various DARPA and IPTO personnel including J. C. R. Licklider, Vinton Cerf, Larry Roberts, and George Heilmeier. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.


Copyright to this oral history is held by Robert E. Kahn.

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Robert E. Kahn, OH 158. Oral history interview by William Aspray, 22 March 1989, Reston, Virginia. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107380

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Kahn, Robert E.. (1989). Oral history interview with Robert E. Kahn. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/107380.

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