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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Effectiveness
Ann R. Thryft   7/5/2012 1:50:25 PM
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I agree with Jack, I'm surprised that so much of what used to be considered classified details will be made publicly available.

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Jack Rupert, PE   7/4/2012 2:22:15 PM
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This is really an interesting application for crowd sourcing.  Since it is a public venture, we should be able to see a little more clearly if it works (as opposed to a private company trying it).  What is really surprising is that in the past a lot of what they are sending out to everybody would have been extremely classified for the people working on it.

Greg M. Jung
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Greg M. Jung   7/3/2012 12:31:20 PM
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I'm very interested to see how effective crowdsourcing design process will be on this project.  We all have heard how military budgets can have schedule delays and cost overruns, so I would like to see if this new design technique will have an impact in this area.

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DARPA on the forefront of crowdsourcing design
Beth Stackpole   7/3/2012 7:41:16 AM
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Looks like DARPA continues to push the envelope in terms of leveraging crowdsourcing techniques to push combat vehicle design. The agency appeared to have enjoyed some pretty strong success teaming up with Local Motors on another combat vehicle, the XC2V, which was designed and built via the crowdsourcing approach in under six months. In fact, that project led President Obama to cite Local Motors' development approach as a model for American manufacturing innovation in a speech last summer.



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