IARPA in the News 2015

Hacked

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research arm of US intelligence, is launching the Logical Qubits (LogiQ) research program to overcome the current practical limitations of quantum computing.

Value Walk

President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), which will be responsible for developing the most powerful supercomputer worldwide....The NSCI has two foundational research and development agencies—the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the National Institute and Standards Technology (NIST), according to the executive order.

Fed Scoop

The White House announced Wednesday an initiative aimed at greatly accelerating the nation’s research and deployment of high-performance computing....A host of agencies will be involved in the NSCI. The order establishes the Defense Department, Energy Department and National Science Foundation as leads, tasked with the various scientific development work. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will contribute additional research, studying future computing standards, including alternatives to semiconductors.

 

Nature

Six years might seem like a long time to spend piecing together the structure of a scrap of tissue vastly smaller than a bead of sweat. But that is how long it has taken a team led by cell biologist Jeff Lichtman from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to digitally reconstruct a tiny cube of mouse brain tissue....The researchers will be doing this as part of a consortium that earlier this month received preliminary approval for major funding by the US government agency IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), which promotes high-risk, high pay-off research.

PCWorld

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems....They will work with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), described as foundational research and development agencies. While IARPA will focus on alternatives to standard semiconductor computing technologies, NIST will focus on measurement science.