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Document Details


Title: Ronald B. Ohlander
Local code: OH 175
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 interview begins with a discussion of Ohlander's background in the Navy and his education in computer science in the mid-1970s. From 1981 through 1985 Ohlander was a program manager in ISTO. He describes the programmatic, administrative, and technical management of the artificial intelligence program while he was there. Topics covered include the AI contractors and programs, the Strategic Computing Initiative, and the Competition Bill. In the last part of the interview, Ohlander talks about the necessity of the long-term funding of AI provided by DARPA and the AI influence on computer science, industry, and the military. 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: 47 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=215
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1989 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ohlander, Ronald B.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Military personnel
Document location: Los Angeles, CA
Document date: 25-Sep-1989
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
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: OHI0024021-25567