IARPA in the News 2015

Defense Systems

As other countries become more adept at the technological tools of warfare and information-gathering U.S. intelligence researchers are looking to counter that with the ability to more accurately identify some of those technologies...The Air Force Research Laboratory recently awarded two contracts for the next phases of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency’s High Frequency Geolocation and Characterization program, known as HFGeo.

Fortuna's Corner

DefenseOne recently visited CIA headquarters in Langley, VA., “for an exclusive interview with CIA Deputy Director Andrew Hallman...[he] sees the new directorate solving three big problems for the CIA...In describing how the directorate will provide anticipatory intelligence, Hallman highlighted a 2011 program sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or IARPA, — called Open Source Indicators.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Every night for nearly a month last year, Reed Roberts woke up at 3 a.m. to check the newest real-time data on something not very many people think about: the melting of Arctic Sea ice....But for the past five years, he has been involved with and studying the Good Judgment Project, a team in an annual forecasting tournament funded by a government agency called Iarpa, for Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Rose Covered Glasses

Defense One visited CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., for an exclusive interview with CIA Deputy Director Andrew Hallman, picked by CIA director John Brennan to lead the new office....Hallman highlighted a 2011 program sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, or IARPA, called Open Source Indicators, orOSI. The goal was to “develop methods for continuous, automated analysis of publicly available data in order to anticipate and/or detect significant societal events, such as political crises, humanitarian crises, mass violence, riots, mass migrations, disease outbreaks, economic instability, resource shortages, and responses to natural disaster,”...

The New York Times

Is there a solution to this country’s polarized politics?...In recent years, Professor Tetlock and collaborators have observed this depolarizing effect when conducting forecasting “tournaments” designed to identify what separates good forecasters from the rest of us. In these tournaments, run at the behest of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (which supports research relevant to intelligence agencies), thousands of forecasters competed to answer roughly 500 questions on various national security topics, from the movement of Syrian refugees to the stability of the eurozone.