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DARPA announces Open Catalog

February 5th, 2014 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

DARPA LogoOn February 4, 2014, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the launch of the DARPA Open Catalog, a website that brings together source code and other data sets for public DARPA-funded projects.

DARPA sponsors programs in fundamental and applied research to aid in its mission of creating breakthrough technologies for national security.  The research and development community has been asking about the availability of DARPA results and until now, most of that information has been unavailable.  DARPA has created the Open Catalog to share project resources and outcomes so that researchers can more easily build off of past results.

From the announcement:

“Making our open source catalog available increases the number of experts who can help quickly develop relevant software for the government,” said Chris White, DARPA program manager. “Our hope is that the computer science community will test and evaluate elements of our software and afterward adopt them as either standalone offerings or as components of their products.”

The initial Open Catalog contains software toolkits and peer-reviewed publications form the XDATA program in the Information Innovation Office (I20).  DARPA hopes to help continue building communities around government funded software research.  If the community responds and shows sufficient interest, DARPA plans to continue to make more information available from additional programs.

DARPA announces Open Catalog