IARPA in the News

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the launch of the Mercury Challenge. The challenge seeks innovative solutions and methods for the automated production of forecasts for a series of event classes across eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today a Participant’s Day for the Credibility Assessment System Evaluation—“CASE” —prize challenge.

 

GCN

Kerry Long, program manager at Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, doesn’t pull any punches in describing the vulnerability of most government computers.

 

Bloomberg

Genetic engineering could help produce more resilient crops and more effective vaccines. Some fear that it could also be used to make a biological weapon.... In June 2017, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (Iarpa), a technology-research agency within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, launched a program that it hopes will help keep cutting-edge biological technology away from bad actors.

 

Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms—“FOFRA”—prize challenge, in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 

GCN

In this new climate of uncertainty about global politics, the office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a blunt challenge: Can you do better? Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity in March launched the Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge.

 

NIST

Fingerprint capture technology has advanced to the point where high-quality rolled prints soon might be obtained without the manual assistance of a trained device operator, according to a new report issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These advancements could help law enforcement collect information-rich prints more rapidly and economically. ... The document, NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8210, Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge: Prize Analysis, details the methods used in a recent IARPA-sponsored challenge, whose overall goal was to improve fingerprint capture technology.