May 26, 2022

Reference: U.S. Dept. of Defense: DARPA’s Open Catalog Expands Listings

From the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA):

The DARPA Open Catalog—a six-month-old public web portal that organizes and shares the results of DARPA research—today [August 29] expanded its research listings to include peer-reviewed publications and other material from the agency’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO). Along with that expansion, the website now offers open source software, peer-reviewed publications and other research materials from the majority of programs in the agency’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) that have public information to share.


DARPA launched the Open Catalog last February to complement other open-government initiatives and respond to queries from the R&D community and the general public about DARPA’s fundamental and applied research. The first batch of posted content comprised software toolkits and peer-reviewed publications from I2O’s XDATA program. Since then, the website has rapidly expanded its offerings:

  • It has added 20 other I2O programs representing three of the office’s main research thrusts related to computer science: big data, cyber and language translation
  • It has added research from BTO, which seeks to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough fundamental research, discoveries and applications that integrate biology, engineering and computer science for national security
  • It has added research from DSO, whose broad investment portfolio encompasses physics, chemistry and mathematics as well as multidisciplinary topics such as materials, supervised autonomy, novel sensing and complexity
  • Its software library has more than quadrupled, from 75 to nearly 350 entries
  • Its publication library has grown even faster to nearly 1,100 entries—10 times its original size


The DARPA Open Catalog currently contains material from the following programs:

Biological Technologies Office (BTO):

Defense Sciences Office (DSO):

Information Innovation Office (I2O):

Big Data:


Language Translation:

Direct to DARPA Open Catalog

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