IARPA in the News 2015

Federal Times

To-date, cybersecurity has largely been reactionary — stopping infiltrators before they can do too much damage to a system. A new initiative from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is trying to get ahead of the next attack by combining traditional security techniques with information culled from unconventional sources to block currently unknown threats.

The Cyberattack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) is a framework for coupling known threat indicators — whether internal or through shared information environments — with external information sources such as social media and search engine trends.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has kicked off a search for a new sensor environment as part of efforts to further build up intrusion detection technologies.

IARPA said Friday it wants sensors that can apply “non-typical data” in a cybersecurity domain under its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment program.


WHAT: The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for contractors to help with its quantum computing Logical Qubits (LogiQ) Program.

WHY: IARPA, the research arm of the country's intelligence agencies, is searching for ideas to advance practical quantum computer technology that could revolutionize data processing.

Human Resource Executive

Think you aren’t biased? You’d better think again.

New research published in the journal Management Science reveals that people who believe they are less biased than their peers are more likely to ignore helpful advice. And, they are probably wrong that they are less biased, because only one in 661 surveyed said that he or she is more biased than the average person.

For human resource leaders, this very-human propensity can quickly lead to detrimental development if allowed to go unchecked....

The larger initiative is the Sirius research project, which is designed to investigate how to address the impact of biases in intelligence analyses, and is overseen by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity program of the U.S. Office of National Intelligence.

Executive Gov

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants industry input for a program to develop a logical qubit from a number of imperfect physical qubits.

IARPA said in a solicitation published Thursday that it plans to integrate extensible integration into high-fidelity multi-qubit operations under the logical qubits program.