Oral history interview with Allan Blue

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Oral history interview with Allan Blue

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Charles Babbage Institute


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The concentration in this interview is on the Information Processing Techniques Office from the time Blue arrived at DARPA in 1965 until his retirement in 1977. Topics discussed include: a trend to increase relevance of funded projects; increasing orientation to industry; increased paperwork and micromanagement from outside IPTO; comparison of DARPA offices management styles; relations with NSF, ONR, and NIH; the DARPA contracting process; and personnel hiring problems. 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.


Transcript, 42 pp.

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Allan Blue, OH 173. Oral history interview by William Aspray, 12 June 1989, Minnetonka, Minnesota. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107128

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