IARPA in the News 2016

Federal News Radio

A knife is brandished on a crowded subway platform. A backpack sits abandoned in a busy airport terminal. Images of sickness and death appear on social media....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) hopes to get to a point where a camera not only recognizes the difference between a standard and suspicious action, but can alert law enforcement before something bad happens, and a trend on Twitter can signal a disease outbreak to doctors.

Triangulation

Jason Matheny is the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). IARPA is the US intelligence community's "moon shot" department, similar to DARPA, but focused in intelligence. Jason discusses IARPA's research in data analysis, quantum computing, meme proliferation, and more.

The Cipher Brief

The world has seen an enormous surge in the amount of data available, particularly human-generated digital exhaust from our Internet and communications habits. But only a small portion of this data is actually useful for security professionals....The Cipher Brief spoke with Kristen Jordan, a Program Manager at the Intelligence Advanced Researched Projects Activity (IARPA), about their Mercury program, which uses data analytics to forecast potential security events.

Signal

Researchers for the U.S. intelligence community intend to build software applications that will make it easier to design and develop superconducting networks to power future supercomputers capable of much faster processing with lower energy requirements....To advance the science of superconducting, researchers at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) have begun to build electronic design automation and technology computer-aided design (TCAD) tools that will make it simpler to blueprint circuits based on superconducting materials.

Washington Post

Few political observers saw Trump winning the presidential election. Afterward, some election forecasters ate crow. One actually ate a bug. But despite the inevitable lamentations — and recriminations — about election forecasts, there has been little rigorous evaluation of their performance. So we did one....Good Judgment’s forecast was less volatile and extreme.