IARPA in the News 2016


An intelligence community agency wants to make sure people can't evade biometric security systems....R&D team the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is looking for technology that can detect when someone is trying to "disguise their biometric identity," especially fingerprints, facial and iris scans.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A new study begins to clarify how brain structure and chemistry give rise to specific aspects of "fluid intelligence," the ability to adapt to new situations and solve problems one has never encountered before....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence supported this research.

Science Daily

A team of University of Miami researchers has developed a model to identify behavioral patterns among serious online groups of ISIS supporters that could provide cyber police and other anti-terror watchdogs a roadmap to their activity and indicators when conditions are ripe for the onset of real-world attacks....Johnson and his team's quest to distinguish serious pro-ISIS support from casual chatter began largely by coincidence in 2014, when he was working on a grant from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to develop a model for predicting unrest or mass protest based on online activity.


Law enforcement’s failure to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history reveals the daunting task facing the FBI in combating the Islamic State (ISIS)....The study was partially funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is part of the Office of the National Director of Intelligence.


The key to fighting the Islamic State group, or ISIS, in the real world may lie in watching social media. A group of researchers has studied the online behavior of pro-ISIS groups on Europe's largest online social networking service, Russia-based VKontakte, and found some striking patterns they say can track and fight ISIS, or potentially any extreme group in the real world.