IARPA in the News 2016

New York Times

After Orlando and San Bernardino and Paris, there is new urgency to understand the signs that can precede acts of terrorism. And with the Islamic State’s prolific use of social media, terrorism experts and government agencies continually search for clues in posts and Twitter messages that appear to promote the militants’ cause.

Executive Biz

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to conduct a Proposers Day on June 28 in Washington to discuss a program that seeks to explore new methods and tools for analyzing biological threats based on DNA function.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA) program on July 12, 2016, in anticipation of the release of a new broad agency announcement (BAA) solicitation.


The same technology that helps scientists sequence genes could also help them create “novel organisms" that could be used to attack humans and the environment, according to one intelligence agency. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the intelligence community’s R&D arm, wants businesses to showcase technology that could prevent new biotechnology, such as DNA-synthesis, from being exploited.

Bloomberg Government

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to develop Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA), a video surveillance technology that can recognize people and objects in real time.