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“Defense Agency, Faulted For Scaling Back University Computer Research, Gets New Leader”

“The Pentagon’s research agency has historically maintained a tight relationship with the computing research community. Civilians may recognize some results: the Internet, personal computing, and high-performance computer graphics, says the University of Washington’s Edward D. Lazowska.

“But that relationship ‘has become less close in recent years,’ says Mr. Lazowska, the university’s Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering …

“Now new leaders are taking over the agency. And Mr. Lazowska says ‘we’re looking forward to restoring’ a relationship whose deterioration is ‘bad for the field, bad for the nation, and bad for the nation’s defense.'”

Read the Chronicle of Higher Education article here.

July 8, 2009