IARPA in the News 2015

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

A malicious insider is difficult to stop, as their knowledge of how the system’s security operates allows them to circumvent both technological and human resource barriers....Technology should take a more proactive role in trying to identify incoming attacks early, before they are launched. This is, for example, one of the major goals of IARPA’s CAUSE-program.

IEEE Sepctrum

Got a concept for cutting-edge spy tech? Jason Matheny, who was named director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in August, wants your great ideas.

New York Times

A little after midnight, while writing this review, I took a break to get some beer from my local supermarket. As I stood in line the lights suddenly dimmed throughout the store....But unlike “Mindware,” most of the material in “Superforecasting” is new, and includes a compendium of best practices for prediction. The book describes the findings of the Good Judgment Project, an effort started by Tetlock and his collaborator (and wife), Barbara Mellers, in 2011, which was funded by an arm of the American intelligence community.

 

Executive Gov

Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said IARPA is exploring the potential use of machine learning tools and publicly available data to predict cyber attacks before they happen, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Harvard Business Review

Researchers in recent years have exhaustively catalogued and chronicled the biases that affect our decisions. We all know the havoc that biased decisions can wreak....We ran two experiments. In the first experiment, involving 243 adult participants, one group watched a 30-minute video, “Unbiasing Your Biases,” commissioned by the program sponsor, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a U.S. research agency under the Director of National Intelligence.