Information Processing Techniques Office

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The Information Processing Techniques Office (usually given as IPTO) was an element of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the primary funder of computer research in the US for many years.

Under IPTO's first head, J. C. R. Licklider, and his successors, IPTO launched an incomparable list of projects which have basically created the computers of today, which in their turn have changed entire societies:

Among the bodies funded by IPTO were:

Further reading

  • Arthur L. Norberg, Judy E. O'Neill; Transforming Computer Technology: Information Processing for the Pentagon, 1962-1986; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 2000

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