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Published on Oct 29, 2009
Director announces the DARPA Network Challenge to mark the 40th anniversary of the Internet. The competition requires participants to discover the exact position of 10 large, red weather balloons that DARPA will place in undisclosed locations across the continental United States. The first person to identify the location of all the balloons will win a $40,000 cash prize.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director Regina Dugan is speaking at UCLA's 40th Anniversary of the Internet celebration, hosted by Prof. Leonard Kleinrock, October 29, 2009.
"The DARPA Network Challenge explores the unprecedented ability of the Internet to bring people together to solve tough problems."
Forty years ago, the first Internet message was sent from the UCLA School of Engineering to the Stanford Research Institute.