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Document Details


Title: Alan Blue
Local code: OH 173
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: 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.
Extent: 38 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=66
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Blue, Allan
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Engineer
Document location: Minnetonka, MN
Document date: 12-Jun-1989
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023912-25447