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The intelligence community is working to build biometric identification systems that can single out individuals from hundreds of yards away or more, a feat that’s virtually impossible using the technology that exists today. Ultimately, the tech would let spy agencies rapidly identify people using cameras deployed on far off rooftops and unmanned aircraft, according to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the research arm for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

 

Press Release

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a multi-year research effort called the Homomorphic Encryption Computing Techniques with Overhead Reduction (HECTOR) program. Today’s computing systems and data services are constrained by a small cryptographic toolset that does not allow data to be processed while in a secure state.

 

Press Release

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today award of Phase 2 of the Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-Phase Low-Power Interrogation program research contracts.

 

GCN

Researchers for the intelligence community want ideas on how to improve modeling and simulation of high-performance computing architectures and applications.... IARPA is asking for help with modeling and simulation research that can eventually tackle large-scale computational and data-analytic applications that run on HPC systems.

 

Axios

Four years ago, a team of researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania wowed the U.S. intelligence community by producing a superior new way to forecast geopolitical events. They were dubbed the "Superforecasters."

Driving the news: At a time the science of professional prognostication is sorely battered, the radical innovation arm of U.S. intelligence services is looking to best the UPenn team with a fresh big-money prize competition.

What's happening: IARPA, the research arm for the U.S. director of national intelligence, is offering $250,000 in prize money in a contest to forecast geopolitical events such as elections, disease outbreaks and economic indicators.