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Paul Allen is sponsoring advanced research in large knowledge bases and semantic web technologies, including semantic wikis and business rules for the semantic web. Formally, Mark was at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the central research and development organization of the US Department of Defense. At DARPA, he served as Director of the Joint Logistics Technology Office, and Program Manager in the Information Exploitation Office. He managed a variety of DARPA projects, including the DAML (the flagship US R&D program developing semantic web technologies), UltraLog, Network-Centric Logistics, and Advanced Logistics Projects. Prior to coming to DARPA, Mark worked on advanced programs in software agent technology at the Mathematics and Computing Technology group of Boeing. He has published two books and over 20 papers, and holds a PhD from Stanford University.