Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (initially named the Advanced Research Projects Agency; generally referred to as DARPA and ARPA - the acronym form is sometimes incorrectly expanded to {Defense} Advanced Research Projects Administration) was a branch of the US Department of Defense. It was, through its Information Processing Techniques Office, the primary funder of computer research in the US for many years.

Further reading

  • Richard J. Barber Associates, The Advanced Research Projects Agency, 1958-197, 1975
  • Sharon Weinberger, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World, Knopf, 2017
  • Annie Jacobsen, The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency, Little, Brown and Company, 2015
  • Michael Belfiore, The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs, Smithsonian, HarperCollins, New York, 2009 - has a good overview of the creation of ARPA

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