Accession Number:

ADA525149

Title:

DARPA's Policy Analysis Market for Intelligence: Outside the Box or Off the Wall?

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA was born in the uncertain days after the Soviet Union launched its Sputnik satellite in 1958. Its mission was to become an engine of technological change that would bridge gap between fundamental discoveries and their military use. Over the last five decades, the Agency has efficiently gone about its business in relative obscurity, in many cases not getting as much credit as it deserved. The Agency first developed the model for the Internet, as well as stealth technology. More recently, DARPA innovations have spanned a wide array of technologies. To name a couple computers that correct a users mistakes or fix themselves when they malfunction, and new stimulants to keep soldiers awake and alert for seven consecutive days.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE