Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Vinton, "Vint" Cerf is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. During his tenure with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies. He then became Vice President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), and from 1982 and 1986 he served as Vice President of MCI. 1994 - 2005, Cerf served as Senior Vice President at MCI. He joined the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board in 1999, and served through 2007. Cerf is currently Google's chief Internet promoter. This interview took place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on November 7, 2007. Vint Cerf is interviewed by Don Nielson, a retired Vice President of SRI International and a colleague of Vint's from the early days of internetworking development.
Cerf, Vint; DARPA; Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); TCP/IP; Internet; MCI; MCI Mail; Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI); ARPANET; Kahn, Robert; Estrin, Gerald; Kleinrock, Leonard; Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); Cerf, Vinton G.