IARPA Hits Stride Funneling New Tech to Intel Community

National Defense

BETHESDA, Md. — The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the spy agencies’ technology incubator, celebrated its 10th year by transitioning a large number of programs to its clients, its director said Feb. 15.

Data Analytics Key to Complex Intelligence Decisions, Says IARPA Director

MeriTalk

The intelligence and law enforcement communities have to synthesize large amounts of information from a variety of sources at rapid speed, all in an attempt to the keep the United States safe....In an interview with MeriTalk, Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), discussed the role technology plays in assisting the intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as ongoing IARPA research.

Leveraging the wisdom (and ignorance) of crowds

GCN

To improve intelligence analysts and decision makers’ understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support -- or conflict with -- their conclusions, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced funding to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning.

Autonomous Agronomy

Trajectory Magazine

The U.S. Geological Survey opened its Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Data Center in 1973, northeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by farmland....“Sometimes people think of national security as having a well-trained army,” said Torreon Creekmore, program manager for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s HFGeo program, which develops high-frequency communication technologies.

IARPA Launches "CREATE" Program To Improve Reasoning Through Crowdsourcing

Press Release

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning. If successful, the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation—“CREATE”—program will improve analysts’ and decision makers’ understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support—or conflict with—their conclusions....