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Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN) documents

Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN) were awarded a contract by the US government's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) to build 4 Interface Message Processors (IMPs) for the purpose of connecting remote computers together in the first phase of the Arpanet.

The documents collected here have been graciously shared by former BBN software engineer and manager, David Walden (personal website).

1) ARPA Request for Quotations

2) BBN Winning Bid