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Document Details


Title: Stephen Lukasik
Local code: OH 232
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Lukasik discusses his tenure at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), later the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The interview focuses on the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) of ARPA. Topics include: the work of Eb Rechtin, the development of computer networks and the ARPANET, artificial intelligence research, the recruitment of IPTO directors, the effect of the Mansfield amendment--which specified research should be relevant to the military--on IPTO and ARPA funding, the grant process, and the development of ILLIAC. Lukasik concludes the interview with a discussion of the name change from ARPA to DARPA.
Extent: 33 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=184
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lukasik, Stephen
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Redondo Beach, CA
Document date: 17-Oct-1991
Interviewer: O'Neill, Judy
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: OHI0023995-25539