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Leading a Top-Notch R&D Group in the BBN Environment
April-June 2005 (vol. 27 no. 2)
pp. 39-51
The author notes his MIT background and transition from MIT Lincoln Laboratory to Bolt Beranek and Newman. He sketches the Arpanet project at BBN from his position as project leader, and he describes BBN's unusual mix of government-funded R&D and commercial activity, including issues and anecdotes involving government contracting, overhead rates, and employee motivation.

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Index Terms:
Whirlwind, ARPANET, R&D environment, staffing, clients, rewards, chargability, commercial business
Citation:
Frank Heart, "Leading a Top-Notch R&D Group in the BBN Environment," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 39-51, April-June 2005, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2005.29
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