Opening the door on DARPA - DARPA Open Catalog, the DRAPA sponsored open source projects and publications catalog
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has created an open catalog containing results of its sponsored research in computer science.
As a result of requests from the R&D community, DARPA has created the DARPA Open Catalog, a place for organizing and sharing those results in the form of software, publications, data and experimental details. It contains the results of the programs that DARPA has invested in, covering both fundamental and applied research in computer science.
In an announcement about the new catalog, DARPA says it has an open source strategy for areas of work including big data to help increase the impact of government investments in building a flexible technology base.
DARPA has invested in many programs that sponsor fundamental and applied research in areas of computer science, which have led to new advances in theory as well as practical software. The R&D community has asked about the availability of results, and now DARPA has responded by creating the DARPA Open Catalog, a place for organizing and sharing those results in the form of software, publications, data and experimental details. The Catalog can be found at http://go.usa.gov/BDhY.
Many DoD and government research efforts and software procurements contain publicly releasable elements, including open source software. The nature of open source software lends itself to collaboration where communities of developers augment initial products, build on each other's expertise, enable transparency for performance evaluation, and identify software vulnerabilities. DARPA has an open source strategy for areas of work including big data to help increase the impact of government investments in building a flexible technology base.
“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.”
Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. DARPA funds fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas including data science, cyber, anomaly detection, etc., which may lead to experimental results and reusable technology designed to benefit multiple government domains.
The DARPA Open Catalog organizes publically releasable material from DARPA programs, beginning with the XDATA program in the Information Innovation Office (I2O). XDATA is developing an open source software library for big data. DARPA has an open source strategy through XDATA and other I2O programs to help increase the impact of government investments.
DARPA is interested in building communities around government-funded software and research. If the R&D community shows sufficient interest, DARPA will continue to make available information generated by DARPA programs, including software, publications, data and experimental results. Future updates are scheduled to include components from other I2O programs such as Broad Operational Language Translation (BOLT) and Visual Media Reasoning (VMR).
The DARPA Open Catalog contains two tables:
- The Software Table lists performers with one row per piece of software. Each piece of software has a link to an external project page, as well as a link to the code repository for the project. The software categories are listed; in the case of XDATA, they are Analytics, Visualization and Infrastructure. A description of the project is followed by the applicable software license. Finally, each entry has a link to the publications from each team's software entry.
- The Publications Table contains author(s), title, and links to peer-reviewed articles related to specific DARPA programs.
Wow, that's a number of projects and pubs! There should be something of interest for just about any geek and remember, you, the US Tax Payer, paid for this, so go and get your dollar's worth! :)
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