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DARPA Open Catalog: A repository of DARPA-sponsored software and publications

By Bob Gourley

DARPA funds research in many areas and their wide and deep connections in academia, industry and with many private citizens means much of this is already shared. But in a continuing effort to find better ways to share what can be shared they have just built an online catalog for sharable code and peer-reviewed research.

The first focus area is the ongoing DARPA XDATA activity. But we expect to see many other topics populating this catalog in the near term.

For more see: http://ctolink.us/1aEGy4l

Some context from that site:

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 asBroad 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.

 

Good on you DARPA!  Thanks for doing this.

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.