During World War II, US Military logistics was the envy of the world. By Desert Storm / Desert Shield, overwhelming mass had become the supply strategy of the day. In the years following Desert Storm, the military set out to reinvent its logistics strategy through Focused Logistics and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) was charged with developing the next generation information technology to make it a reality. This chapter reviews the vision, concepts and technologies of DARPAs Advanced Logistics Project (ALP) and UltraLog Project as well as the development, experimentation, demonstration, transition and eventual commercialization of the Cognitive Agent Architecture (Cougaar).


Grand Challenge Agent Architecture Agent Application Defense Advance Research Project Agency Logistics Plan 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Todd Carrico
    • 1
  • Mark Greaves
    • 2
  1. 1.Cougaar Software, Inc.USA
  2. 2.Vulcan Inc.USA

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