addresses the definition and development of personal, organizational, and artifact webs that will build on an existing infrastructure, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Another government-funded research program that is directly related to agility - albeit with a design focus - is DARPA's Rapid Design Exploration and Optimization Program (RaDEO), a $45 million, four-year effort.
RaDEO is designed to aid the development of integrated CAD/CAE systems in which the resulting product and process models have underlying representations that can be shared, reused, and merged with other models.
Furthermore, because no single program can populate the entire spectrum of engineering and manufacturing tools and services, the infrastructure component of the RaDEO Program will help establish the notion of personal, organizational, and artifact webs that will build on the existing infrastructure such as the Internet and the World Wide Web.
One of the more readily accessible research efforts within RaDEO is the Active Catalogs Project of the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) in Marina del Rey.