ARPANET Is Proposed and Contracted Out
In 1968 DARPA sent out a Request for Proposals for a network project called ARPANET. The project was awarded in three parts:
- UCLA was awarded a contract to create a Network Measurement Center.
- Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) was awarded the packet switching contract to build Interface Message Processors (IMP).
- Network Working Group (NWG) had the task of developing protocols to communicate over the ARPANET.