IARPA in the News 2015


Experts and analysts consider quantum computing as one of the key technology sectors of the next decade. IARPA, the research arm of US intelligence, launched a research program to overcome the current practical limitations of quantum computing.

Security Info Watch

In November, IBM announced that IARPA, the intelligence community’s research arm, had awarded them a multi-year grant to continue research into building quantum computers.


Brisbane couple Michael Kowalski and Kate Patterson were both identified as superforecasters by The Good Judgement Project, which won a US government-sponsored forecasting competition starting in 2011. The competition proved that superforecasters could make more accurate predictions than professional intelligence analysts who had access to classified data....Over five years they had the opportunity to answer about 500 different questions provided by the Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)...


The government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) has entered into a multi-year contract with IBM for the development of a logical qubit utilizing a number of imperfect qubits working together in a circuit to produce accurate calculations.

Photonics Online

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added to their collection of ingredients for future quantum computers by performing logic operations—basic computing steps—with two atoms of different elements. This hybrid design could be an advantage in large computers and networks based on quantum physics....The research was supported by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and the Office of Naval Research.